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“I wanted to sort of feel limitless and not be governed by any idea of scale – to make things I wasn’t sure how to transport. I didn’t want to think about it, I just wanted to go for it. And you get to a point with a certain scale that you just become comfortable and it’s not as exciting. Maybe also, I was past that point. I needed to feel almost threatened.” – Brendan Huntley
Rather than simply relegating the voice to mere sound, in Seeing voices the voice comes to us in many utterances and instances. It is linguistic, cultural, social, gendered, human and post-human. In this regional touring exhibition the voice is explored as a visual, political and material entity.
Ariel Hassan’s works are a vortex that spins together his philosophical, literary and political concerns, destroying, rearranging and reconfiguring them.
Curated by Chelsea Hopper, the exhibition I can see Russia from here brings together a diverse group of Australian artists who have been influenced by Russian art or engaged with what Hopper terms “the Russian imaginary,” that is, the complex layers of cultural signifiers and values that construct an understanding of Russia, either from within the society or from without.
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