Monday, 24 March 2014

Deb Bain-King "finding your way: aids to a personal migration" March 7th- April 3rd 2014

Currently showing is Finding Your Way:aids to a personal migration by Deb Bain-King who works primarily with photography, video, and installation to create situations that engage with how people share space with each other. Deb’s experience of working with refugees and her own life’s journey has expanded this to focus on the experience of displacement and of how people move toward a sense of finding home.

Artist Statement:
The work finding your way: aids to a personal migration is a series of nine duratrans prints measuring 675mm x 382 mm. The prints are set into the PS50 boxes with internal lighting to create a functioning light box space.

The work reflects upon the aspects that affect the journeys we make to finding place and home. The ephemeral things such as the hopes and beliefs we carry, the passing of time, and the idea of justice and fairness as a value to uphold. It also draws upon the more physical aspects of journey such as the landmarks we pass, the stars that guide us, and the sense of finally finding the warmth and comfort of home. 

Artist Biography:
Deb has been working as a collaborative and solo artist for over 10 years. She is a founding member of the collaborative artist group ‘Space Pork Adventures’ which between 2003-2007 created numerous performative, site specific and ephemeral works. 'Space Pork Adventures' participated in ‘Multiple Miscellaneous Alliances’ at CLUBSproject in 2004 and were commissioned by ACCA to create a series of works for +Factors as part of the 2006 Commonwealth games. A residency with Red Gate Galleries in 2007 produced a projection work, People Who Don’t Know Each Other, which was shown at the Beijing Olympics Cultural Exhibition in 2008 and the Big Screen at Federation Square. Her 2009 visit to Israel inspired a number of videos and installations responding to the Bethlehem Wall. In 2011 she travelled to Xian Yang as part of a public art project with the Masters program for RMIT Art in Public Place, making links with Chinese families that have in part inspired her latest work, Finding Your Way.

Deb has a Masters in Fine Art from Monash University and a Graduate Diploma in Art in Public Space from RMIT.  She been on the committee of Trocadero Art Space in Footscray and has curated shows at the Incinerator Gallery and C3 Contemporary Art Space. She is currently the convenor and curator at The Front Art Space at Docklands where she continues her interest in collaborative ventures

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