18th February – 4th March
In Half Life, Kim Bridgland explores the tensions of competing narrative, mythologies, and histories through object and through ritual. The work sets out to establish a series of non-narrative elements (false objects) as artefacts that acquire genuine value and authenticity in the attachment of affect and history. Through this framework Half Life explores subjective histories, personal and collective ethics and innocent culpability within colonial settlement and indigenous dispossession.
The work is a legitimate act of ceremonial mourning and memorialisation, while at the same time it challenges and questions the validity of any and all objects and relics that are given emotional or communal significance.
Click HERE for accompanying text “Hardly Touching” by Amita Kirpalani.