SHADOW, 2015-16

Created between 2015 and 2016, ‘SHADOW’ consists of a short film work, photography project, and exhibition incorporating five site-specific interventions onto post-war Australian red-brick suburban homes.

“In creating and documenting these house interventions Strange transforms these iconic red-brick Australian homes into a void etched out of the landscape. Symbolically erasing the homes with black paint and rendering the familiar architecture unfamiliar, questioning them as an icon which has informed so much of Australia’s national identity and subsequently obscured a deeper history.”

‘SHADOW’ is a continuation of Strange’s ongoing architectural interventions and exhibitions of film, photographic works, and sculptural artifacts, which have taken place in the USA, Poland, New Zealand, Australia, and Japan.

‘SHADOW’ premiered as an eponymous solo exhibition at the Public 2015 festival in Western Australia and a solo pop-up exhibition in 2016 at Chippendale, Sydney with the support of the Australia Council for the Arts, the Department of Culture and the Arts Western Australia, FORM. ‘SHADOW’ was created in part while Strange completed a WASADM artist residency for the 2015/16 program.

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