A Wet Finger to the Wind
A Wet Finger to the Wind celebrates and mourns the colourful imagination of childhood innocence by reinterpreting photographs through the lens of a childhood craft.
The Norman Park Substation residency will see Chapman’s photographic enquiries of home(s) reimagined in a tactile manner through a limited palette of coloured perler beads. Chapman will individually place tens of thousands of perler beads (which are then fused together with a household iron) to engender meditative, reflective and domestic acts.
Chapman’s bond to home was significantly amplified since becoming a father and fatherless. It’s these significant life events that inform the developing work of A Wet Finger to the Wind and its attention to home, intimacy, refuge and childhood.
17 – 31 May, 2021
Norman Park Substation
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