Portable City is at once a love letter to Sydney and recognition that moving to new places can bring new inspiration. It is a way of simultaneously holding on and letting go. The work also feeds into a greater dialogue about land and land ownership in the 21st century in a world with ever increasing levels of migration. It is a mini bustling city growing out of a suitcase. We live in a world where borders are continually being defined and redefined. We constantly adjust our definition of our neighbours, enemies, our allies and ourselves.
photography, UV prints on glass, suitcase, wood, lights and audio
65 x 50 x 30 cm
Judges of the 2010 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize: John Kaldor AM (Principal of Kaldor Public Art Projects), Glenn Barkley (Curator at Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney) and Monica McMahon (Curator at University of Western Sydney).
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