Hair, clay, dirt,facemask, threads and wires on disinfectant wipes, 18 x 19 x 5 cm (dimensions variable)
Cleaning requires a relaxed but informed state of mind in deciding what to discard and what to maintain. It is the method of rethinking what is normally routine and automatic. To actively deliberate what should be discarded and maintained within myself is to challenge the natural dichotomy of cleanliness against dirt that perpetrate bodies, societies and environments. It is an act of care to collect remnants from my daily cleaning such as cut armpit hair, to be pieced with facemasks and tissues from performances. Recontextualising commonly perceived debris echoes the psychological process in disrupting internal biases to see now in conjunction with colonial histories and futures.
Shown in the online exhibition Shelter Domestics by Gallery Lane Cove here
Exhibited as part of Intimacy at Jerico Contemporary