Lumped Together
West Space, 2013

Lumped together at West Space originated after undertaking a residency at KUNCI cultural studies center in Yogyakarta, Indonesia in 2012. Indonesia, like other developing nations is in a state of constant flux, with rapid urban development, expansion and change. Alongside urban development, there is a shift from traditional social-cultural systems to a more globalized culture; this can be seen in the material objects of everyday use and their placement within daily life. In keeping up with development, man-made materials are used together with natural fibres; plastics sit with stone; hard with soft, smooth with rough. The bringing together of old and new generates a tension between the materials. Lumped together investigates the physical interaction between multiple elements and the aftereffects of that interaction.

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