As part of Meet the Public Festival on Thursday 28th – Friday 29th August, 12-9pm I will be presenting a new artwork at Blindside Gallery.
Amy Spiers | Wait here until called
It is a common perception that asylum seekers who arrive in Australia by boat are “queue jumpers”, who forgo the “proper channels” for entry into the country. The view that boat arrivals are improper necessarily imagines that there is a just and orderly formal process for seeking asylum and a correct place overseas for refugees to wait for resettlement.
Wait here until called is a two-day participatory installation involving a room of patiently waiting refugees. The work actualises the fantasy of a proper waiting process in order to make it an object of thought.
When: 28 & 29 Aug, 12-9pm (Open Studios, Nicholas Building, 6-9pm) Where: Gallery 1, BLINDSIDE, Level 7, Room 14, Nicholas Building, 37 Swanston Street, Melbourne VIC. More info: http://www.blindside.org.au/portfolio-item/27-aug-6-sep-blindside-festival-2014/