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Membrane of Memory: Care instructions

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Hogan, J, Membrane of Memory: Care instructions, Langford 120 Gallery, Melbourne, 1 (2015) [Published Creative Work]

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Abstract

Membrane of Memory: Care Instructions Truganini track is a fold in a mountain range, starting at a creek; it traverses a gully emerging at an old Signal Station. Ancient stories are embedded in the land, the geology revealing massive events and changes in climate, interweaved with colonial history and the everyday. On the track is a bounded realm, a canopy of trees and ferns enfolding the body, with the creek trickling by the side, and escarpments and overhangs to be negotiated. The breath of the previous day is often not yet released making a eucalyptus infused vapour cocoon around the track. Fresh animal tracks slide beneath the bushes and birds flutter just out view, detritus of floods are suspended in trees above my head, entangled with cobwebs and fresh leaf falls. I am working to articulate the presence of this track, its participation in this world rather than represent it as though we stand outside of and not really a part of this world. Paper acts as a membrane between events of the past and current events bringing forward possibilities for the future. Washed, ironed and folded I explore my feelings for this land in my cultural language of caring.

Item Details

Item Type:Published Creative Work
Keywords:Drawing, Place, Cross-cultural, Land, Environment
Research Division:Studies in Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Visual Arts and Crafts
Research Field:Fine Arts (incl. Sculpture and Painting)
Objective Division:Cultural Understanding
Objective Group:Arts and Leisure
Objective Field:The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft)
Author:Hogan, J (Dr Jan Hogan)
ID Code:102208
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Tasmanian College of the Arts
Deposited On:2015-08-04
Last Modified:2017-11-15
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