photograph: Vicki Gardner.
Ethno – Constitutionals, a collaboration with Helen Snell, was commissioned as part of The Arts Institute Covid-19 art fund, launched in June 2020, which invited artists to respond to the provocation ‘Everything has changed. Nothing has changed. Change is coming’.
Presented as a split screen digital image experience that takes the viewer on ‘Ethno-Constitutional’ journeys along a river at low tide. The work explores a metaphorical ethno - space, using the process of walking to prearranged meeting points to explore themes of isolation, alienation, connection, difference, belonging, distance and proximity in order to address the dualities perpetuated by contemporary legacies of a colonial past.