We would like to acknowledge and pay our respects to the palawa people as the traditional and ongoing custodians of lutruwita, and to the Boon wurrung and Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation where much of this work was developed.
We pay our respects to elders past, present and future.
Sovereignty has never been ceded.
“Whorled” is an ongoing collaborative practice led by artists Brighid Fitzgerald and Amy Parker, who locate sites, or whorls, and respond sculpturally to ecological provocations they present. Founded as a site-specific curatorial project at the former Forestry Tasmania Building in 2018, Whorled’s public program spans exhibitions, publications and dialogue. The practice is conceptually based upon the occurrence of concentric circles that appear in bodies of flowing water; positing the unsolved question of classical physics — ‘how do whorls form within the deterministic laminar of flow?’ — as a blueprint for an anarchic and generative break. Whorled positions indeterminate, experimental creative praxis as a necessary response to the capitalogenic climate crisis.
17—23 November 2019
Amy Jane Parker
Whorled, a group exhibition curated by Brighid Fitzgerald and Amy Jane Parker presented by Constance A.R.I for the 2019 Hobiennale in nipaluna / so-called Hobart, Tasmania.
Whorles from in tree trunks, on fingertips and as marked by the dome’s ceiling beams, a shadow over this indoor terrain. Spiralling out from a centre and into the centre. In ‘the dome’, a former forestry tasmania building, temperature and moisture were regulated by a cultivated indoor rainforest. Since being de-forested, the windowed atrium absorbs and magnifies the sun.
Exhibition documentation by Nik Lee
All images copyright and courtesy of the artists