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Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr present Biomess where animal oddities, living tissues and mysterious organisms penetrate the science/art divide.
A Minang/Noongar man from Western Australia, Christopher Pease creates multi-layered paintings combining traditional Indigenous stories with 19th-century colonial narratives, powerfully subverting images like those produced by Lieutenant Robert Dale and his contemporaries.
One is the meticulously planned crucible of Australia’s bureaucracy, the other an ocean-licked, sunburnt leisureplex.
“It’s really important for me to be able to control what’s coming in – good light, temperature control – so that it’s warm or cold and you’re comfortable.”
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