"Displaced" explores and investigates the notion of alienation and dislocation by using language and nature that are removed from conventional formats and natural habitats.
The installation works are used to produce text-based imagery and staged narratives that function both as a communicative interpretation of, and metaphor for, habitual dislocation.
The artists also challenge and push the boundaries of each others' practice, resulting in a dynamic tension of oppositions between the body of work presented in this exhibition.
Tul Suwannakit’s works explore the presence of wild and domesticated animals within the urban environments with regards to habitat through taxidermy in site-specific installations. The animals represent the artist’s personal experience of migration, displacing in various parts of the world. Through the combination of taxidermy, sculpture, video projections and photography, the artist creates a series of staged narratives that explores ideas of dislocation and alienation, isolation and adaptation, and the relationship between reality and fiction.
Michael Carolan is a Melbourne-based visual artist making installation and site-specific works that incorporate and blend digital, video, 3D, sound and text-based media. Using this interdisciplinary approach his works aim to investigate issues surrounding the conventions that govern hierarchies, systems, structures and the use of language.
See more of Tul's work at nomadicfoe.com and Michael's at michaelcarolan.com.au.