Sandboxed

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Sourcing found objects

Sandboxed (2017). Mixed media installation organised by Deborah Cain, with a Roller Derby performance by Roxanne Grant.
Materials: Sand, wooden box structure, small acrylic resin collage paintings on board; pile of second hand books; corroded metal pipes; messages-in-glass jars; pages from Alice in Wonderland; hourglass.

Off the Wall, Members Exhibition at the Arts and Cultural Development Council Geraldton (ACDC) Community Gallery, 9-25 February 2017. 189 Marine Terrace Geraldton WA 6530

Sandboxed: humorously plays with contained space, family, summer reading, and the arts & culture in Geraldton (city-as-place with its sand, the Indian Ocean, the wind, boats in the harbour, and people playing nicely in the sand pit).

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With the power of words in mind, Edward Albee’s play The Sandbox and its absurd family dynamics, the outdoors, the exercising figure doing calisthenics (performed on 9 Feb by Roxanne Grant), Sandboxed presents ideas/questions of the healthy/unhealthy body: an individual, arts, community, or city. Reflections on Tim Winton and the happenstance of book titles found in Marine Terrace Second hand bookstores; the text-in-a-jar of Alice’s encounter with Humpty Dumpty, and their exchange on words; and, Alice’s curious relational experience of size in the extract ‘The pool of tears’; as well as an hourglass that stands for shifting sands, fluidity of time, transformations of culture, & notions of history.

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Boats now ‘n then
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Sub-marine Atlas

Some boats in particular:

1629 (2002)

1969 (2008)

2013

 

 

Performance for Sandboxed by Roxanne Grant, 9.2.17, photo stills, video by Deb Cragan.

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