Nicole Barakat

Meditation (Decolonisation) | 2015


An intuitive response to two significant things I found on my first visit to Kandos: 1.a wealth of embroidered traced linen doilies in the op shop 2.a blunt description of the 1824 brutal massacre of Wiradjuri people in the Capertee Valley. Juilee Pryor: A Meditation on the Redundancy of Childhood [performance installation]. One hundred ghostly white toys silently reminding us of our own impending redundancy and the fickle nature of time and desire … all these chimeras of innocence abandoned on the streets have been swept up and refashioned into a meditation on the temporary nature of childhood and life itself.