Mayma Awaida & Emilie Monty
18 Dec 2023 – 18 Feb 2024
Artists Mayma Awaida & Emilie Monty will be in residence at Goolugatup Heathcote while developing their new exhibition 'The Longest Echo', to be presented at Goolugatup in early 2024.
'The Longest Echo' is an iterative work which first took shape as an artist residency at the Commonwealth of New Bayswater Post Office as a publicly accessible exchange that traded tattoos (designed and made by Awaida) for voice-note offerings (collected and edited by Monty).
As their residency unfolded, likewise did the journey of the artwork: designs inspired by the artist’s own ceramic practice were translated into visual scratchings on the participant, who in turn left a sensory marking of their own as a voice recording, born anew as anonymous USB letters in the hands of the recipient.
In its exhibition format, 'The Longest Echo' returns to its material origins of ceramics and audio recordings and posits the gallery space as an imaginary world; a place where each of the voice offerings can find a home and sustain their fantastical potential.
Photo: Emma Daisy
Mayma Awaida is a first-generation Lebanese curator and producer interested in community-engaged creative practice. Drawing from her migrant background, her work investigates spatial politics, and how experiences of displacement and transience expand the capacity to meaningfully engage with ‘local’ environments. With a focus on site-responsive and participatory work, her practice is driven by finding creative solutions towards collaboration that can empower non-specialist audiences to look critically at their understandings of place. Mayma creates and contemplates on Whadjuk Noongar Bibbulmun boodjar.
Emilie Monty is an emerging artist based on Whadjuk Noongar boodjar, Walyalup. Often working site-responsively spanning installation, sound design, printmaking and ceramics with an interest in translating sensory experience into creative settings. Their approach to art-making involves playful experimentation, research through collaboration and the goal to engage participants in new ways.
Goolugatup Heathcote is located on the shores of the Derbal Yerrigan, in the suburb of Applecross, just south of the centre of Boorloo Perth, WA. It is 10 minute drive from the CBD, the closest train station is Canning Bridge, and the closest bus route the 148.58 Duncraig Rd, Applecross, Boorloo (Perth), Western AustraliaAccessibility and amenities
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