THE SEMIOTIC SPACE CALLED EARTH

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The Semiotic Space called Earth, 2022

Archival inkjet prints on Hahnemühle Bamboo paper, Weyba sand, ground volcanic rock and Bloodwood bark.

Dimensions: 86.5 x 66.5 cm. ( W x H)

As an endeavour to circumvent the paradigms of contemporary human existence, artist Bianca Tainsh traverses the shores of Lake Weyba to observe and coalesce with the natural world, creating interpretive documents of her experiences along the way.

 

The title of this work comes from an essay by Donna Haraway - The Promises of Monsters: A Regenerative Politics for Inappropriate/d Others, a key text for the artist’s current explorations.

 

The Semiotic Space called Earth is an archive of the artist’s ventures to transcend into the landscape, and transition from anthropocentric conditioning to become ‘a cohesive, natural being’. Her experience is explorative and liberating, as she is captivated by both the material and metaphysical elements encountered in a contentious landscape.

Shortlisted for the 2022 Environmental Art & Design Prize.