Tuesday 29 October, 6PM - 8PM
- When 29 Oct - 9 Nov 2019
EG01, CNR OXFORD ST & GREENS RD, PADDINGTON NSW 2021
WED TO FRI 11AM-6PM, SAT 11AM-4PM
+61 2 8936 0798
Being Nothing | Sivaan Walker
Opening: Tuesday 29 October 2019, 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Exhibition: 29 October - 9 November 2019
Being Nothing remodels abandoned houses currently standing in various locations across Sydney.
Dust is not just a noun but an adjective, constantly growing, shifting and inevitably accumulating more of itself each day. Regardless of this movement, representations of dust appear as static, stubborn, and persistent.
Reflective and reliable, dust informs us of our own existence yet appears as nothing.
Political theorists such as Carl Schmitt and Giorgio Agamben argue that politics is also nothing. It is just a grounds whereby a nation state will constantly commit actions of self reassurance in order for it to survive. This instability becomes the very foundation of its stability, one which undermines our collective ability to formulate strong cohesive bonds without aggressive approaches, such as war or genocide. The key to movement, for politics, lays within its very own old and dusty instability to inevitably move forward beyond itself, loosing a point of reference, and through into an oblivious present for a future with no end.
Small lonely houses rupturing out of dust piles attempts to metaphorically return stability and structure to nothing but our soft and delicate human presence.
AD Space is a student run exhibition space at UNSW Art & Design. Managed by Arc @ UNSW limited in partnership with UNSW Art & Design faculty.