A video work made with young West Sydney based 'nesian designers.
(Samoa, Tonga, Maori, Fijian)make up artists, models, filmmakers, as part of the community engagement for the Towards the Mourning Sun exhibition in Campbelltown, Sydney, Australia.
Founded in 2010 by Rosanna Raymond The SaVAge K’lub presents 21st Century South Sea SaVAgery, influencing art and culture through the interfacing of time and space, deploying weavers of words, rare anecdotalists, myth makers, hip shakers, navigators, red faces, fabricators, activators, installators to institute the non cannibalistic cognitive consumption of the other.
Da SaVAge K’lub is proud to present the inaugural Australian SaVAge K’lub initiating a space within the exhibition for local artists and designers to present their work inside the gallery space alongside established artists, asking them to respond to the themes embedded in Towards the Mourning Sun.
Raymond’s practice works with people, spaces and things to activate a dynamic relationship between them, to realise and reshape the ta-va duality.
This is a choreographic process that extends beyond the frames of art, into both domestic routines and ritual protocols. It includes self-adornment and group enactments, activating space and collapsing time using the body and the genealogical matter, producing art, which communicates social commentary, histories and expresses the new visual landscape of the urban indigeneity.