© Deb Bain-King

Select Documents 1: Oct, 2012

Participatory installation, KINGS ARI, Melbourne

Select Documents 1, Select Documents in Australian History print, Kings ARI, Melbourne, October 19 - November 11

Select Documents 1 was a participatory event to commemorate the absence of women in the Australian historical narrative. Members of the audience were recruited to stand in silence on a page from noted Australian historian Manning-Clark's Select Documents in Australian History.

 

The event took place as part of Anabelle Lacroix curated exhibition ICONS at KINGS ARI, Melbourne. Including works from Sofi Basseghi and Forough Yavari.

The Commenoration: Select Documents 2: Sept, 2016

                                                                                                           Image credit: Brent Edwards

Installation, Deb Bain-King, bed sheets, calico and paper masks of early women

immigrants.

The Commemoration: Select Documents 2 uses the tropes of public remembrance and commemoration to make clear the processes by which agreed histories are created. Honouring and celebrating particular moments, people and events, while ignoring others.


This installation takes as its reference point the women who arrived from the 1840 goldrush era, (regarded as the beginnings of multicultural Australia) and onward. It brings together the works of Deb Bain-King, David Freney-Mills, Karenne Ann, and the artist's father, Kenneth Bain. Sound assistance was from Clive Bourne.

Wave, David Freney-Mills, ink on japanese paper, stop animation of painting process

Image credit: Brent Edwards

Manumit Burn: to free from slavery, emancipation, Karenneann, video documentation, performative installation with fire.

Video still from Manumit Burn: to free from slavery, emancipation, Karenneann, video documentation, performative installation with fire.