Twilight States and the Edges of Darkness
Jo Law and Agnieszka Golda
Encounter multi-sensorial, preternatural connections to the environment through constructed textiles, sculptures, and micro-electronics
Twilight States and the Edges of Darkness is a collaborative site-specific mixed and multimedia installation that responds to a selected site at Bundanon. The work creates a contemplative space for encountering multi-sensorial, and preternatural connections to the environment through the use of engendered flora in New South Wales. Images of these plants are expressed through embroidered textiles, sculptural forms, and micro-electronics. The audience is encouraged to explore the shifting quality of the work from day to night. Twilight States is a gentle intervention in the landscape that reminds us of our connections to the ecosystems to which we belong.
Artists: Dr Agnieszka Golda, Dr Jo Law, Martin Johnson
Project advisor: Dr Leah Gibbs, Senior Lecturer, Department of Geography and Sustainable Communities, and Researcher, AUSCCER
Funded by Faculty Challenge Grant, The Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts, University of Wollongong.
Born in Poland, Agnieszka Golda migrated to Australia in 1982 during Martial Law; Jo Law moved to Australia from Hong Kong in the lead-up to the territory’s change of sovereignty. Both artists and researchers are uniquely placed to fully develop this project. Agnieszka and Martin Johnson’s collaborative large-scale mixed media installations that explore multisensorial capacity of materials and narratives in transcultural contexts have been exhibited in Australia Poland, and Japan. Jo’s work focuses on creating new platforms for exploring perception and senses using diverse media and materials which have been exhibited in Australia, UK, US and China. Her recent projects examine how cartographic methods and imaging technologies shape the way we make sense of our world.