EVERY SECOND FEELS LIKE A CENTURy
ARTISTS: ALTERFACT, VITO BILA, JOHN BROOKS, SARAH MARY CHADWICK, NICHOLAS HOVINGTON, ANGELA THIRWELL, ADAM RIDGEWAY JASMINE TARGETT
CURATORS: HANNAH PRESLEY & DEBBIE PRYOR
venue: Westspace

Installation view, Alterfact

Installation view, Alterfact

Installation view, Nicholas Hovington

Installation view, Nicholas Hovington

Installation view, Vita Bila, John Brooks, Nicholas Hovington

Installation view, Vita Bila, John Brooks, Nicholas Hovington

Installation view, Alterfact, Angela Thirwell, Sarah Mary Chadwick, Adam Ridgeway

Installation view, Alterfact, Angela Thirwell, Sarah Mary Chadwick, Adam Ridgeway

Every Second Feels Like a Century is the exploration of an Apocalypse in our modern world, a world where now more than ever, we know that utopia is born from dystopia. We are collectively aware of the two extremes and the atrocities involved as many of us live between these dichotomies; fearful at once of both privilege and poverty. We relive our past in our attempts to move forward through struggles for equality of gender and race and the fight for environmental and political rights. We live in suspended time. Objects illustrate our journey, our history, our transience, our permanence, our story. 

Apocalyptic; A drive towards survival – political, personal, environmental, emotional. Remnants of ideas, tools and thoughts scattered throughout cultures and time illustrate a universal desire, a race against destruction.

The Apocalypse is not new, Aboriginal people have faced the end of the world over and over again grasping for air against the waves of colonisation. Languages have been hidden away, some lost, some found, memories of the past living on through the devastation. We collectively keep the stories, the connection to our Country remains, seedlings for future generations. Our ways of doing and being altered and adapted into the future, bringing with us what is important, we fight for these things that matter, carrying them is not a burden, we will always hold our weapons of survival.

Survivalism is an attempt to predict an unforeseeable future to determine in advance which tools, machines, and codes of conduct will most efficiently accommodate basic human needs after the breakdown of civilisation. 

1 Sep – 7 Oct 2017
Gallery Two
Westspace