Gold(er)

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Artificial Gold, 2019, basalt, latex and gold pigment.

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Gold Log, 2019, wood, latex and gold pigment.

 

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Gold Log, 2019, detail – wood, latex and gold pigment.

 

Gold(er) is a series of site-specific and site-responsive pieces created using materials at Testing Grounds, Melbourne during a public art residency and the exhibition, Turning Digital Geology into Art. The installations are part of an ongoing series exploring dress at a civic scale.

These works explore how embellishment can draw attention to material mobility. Otherwise overlooked materials and their movement around sites is celebrated through gold adornment, highlighting how the re-arrangement of matter plays a critical role in dressing urban spaces.