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Look, 2017 (editions of 7)
       
     
Knowledge, 2017 (editions of 7)
       
     
Unite, 2017 (editions of 7)
       
     
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Green Asylum

2.2m x 4m x 3.8m

life jackets, tarp, baby’s blankets, army issue blankets, picnic blankets, blankets, sheets, quilt covers, towels, sportswear, active wear, leisurewear, formal wear, polo shirts, business wear, mourning wear, high-vis wear, shade cloth, agrimat, jackets, jumpers, polar fleece, council banners, string, detritus, auscam, desertcam, urban cam, furniture grade steel.

Structure:
Edward Horne

Charlotte Haywood’s experimental architectural tapestry and video work forages within the Australian landscape, seeking narrative and language, from the past-present-and-future.

In Green Asylum, Haywood looks at flux. She explores multimodalities of landscape, culture, narrative and communication.

Materiality and tactility are key in these works – the large-scale tapestry weaving embodies cultural practices and rituals that are symbolic of various forms of living, and includes re-purposed hospital blankets, tarps, uniforms, high-vis safety gear, life jackets, dressing gowns, sheets, mourning attire, towels, active wear, camo, shade cloth and babies’ blankets...

Within this context, the woven allegorical imagery highlights the shifting values of the land with its past-present-future ‘architectural’ practices and multimodal knowledge systems.

The form is influenced by ephemeral, temporary and sacred shelters, specifically the structures of Indigenous Australia, Asia, Euro-centric steeples and refugee tents.  Creating a multi-threaded or multi-narrative and multi-functional architectural form.

Using the allegorical and material motifs as currency, video works from diverse cultural and linguistic groups within Australia exhibit the gestures of the hand as a form of communication and action.  Describing cultural practices, knowledge sharing, navigation, ‘emoji’ and language.

Reminding us that actions speak louder than words as landscape and language take form. 

Image:Rhiannon Hopley

Green Asylum detail- murnong + cunjevoi
       
     
Green Asylum detail- murnong + cunjevoi

Knowledge systems- mosaic burning.

THANK YOUS + ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:

Edward Horne, April Campbell, Bruce Pascoe, Margaret Carew, Jennifer Green, Harold Furber, Phillipa Roberton, Jennifer Biddle, Kylie Caldwell, Jude White, H Morgan-Harris, Diego Bonetto, Jaimee Edwards, iltyemiltyem.com, Centre for Aboriginal Languages + Linguistics- Batchelor Institute, Research Unit for Indigenous Language- University of Melbourne, mappingedges.org, Australia Council for the Arts.

Charlotte Haywood acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land these works are exhibited and created on- the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the Arakwal people of the Bundjalung nation and the Anmatyerre People.

Image:Rhiannon Hopley

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Green Asylum 2017

LINKS:
http://www.mappingedges.org/green-asylum-charlotte-haywood/

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Motifs -farmers friend, dandelion, rambling dock, mallow, plantain, wild fennel, nasturtiams, papaya, amaranth

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Look, 2017 (editions of 7)
       
     
Look, 2017 (editions of 7)

mirror finish stainless steel “Gumtree” sourced naturally dyed pandanus

Knowledge, 2017 (editions of 7)
       
     
Knowledge, 2017 (editions of 7)

mirror finish stainless steel, “Gumtree” sourced naturally dyed pandanus

Image: Rhiannon Hopley

Unite, 2017 (editions of 7)
       
     
Unite, 2017 (editions of 7)

mirror finish stainless steel, “Gumtree” sourced naturally dyed pandanus

Image: Rhiannon Hopley

Yield 2017 (editions of 7)
       
     
Yield 2017 (editions of 7)

mirror finish stainless steel, “Gumtree” sourced naturally dyed pandanus

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SHARING ACTION (i)

Evolving single channel HD Video 9:00 mins with sound looped. 

Charlotte Haywood + April Campbell, Priscilla Badari, Kylie Caldwell, Sylvia Badari, Teresa Bolt, Selina Nadjowh, Chelsea Badari, Susan Fell, Therese DeVilliers, Rosanna Scarcella, Amy Tamblyn, Nayce Huseyein, Ayse Baydogan, Maria Taouk, Helena Taouk, Rawan Dahber, Imane Da, Saroja Sharma Lamichhane, Sabita Sharma, Fatma Emir, Jade Sims, Irene Seeto, Kate Ratner, Sue Simpson, Leni McCormick, Jaranai Thinkao, Ayumi Kimura

Sound:
Charlotte Haywood + Ivan Jordan
Ivan Jordan, Koo Kur- Boobook, Ivan Jordan
Giao Linh, Chuyên Tình Sao Ly (A love song), Sublime Frequencies
Phuong Dung, Dõ Ai (Riddles), Sublime Frequencies
Abd El Halim Hafez + Mohammed Abdel Wahab, Ahwak (I love you),
Soutelphan Records

Acknowledgment:
This video works seek to celebrate, now and for the future Indigenous languages, and to honor the authority of Indigenous Knowledge and Culture.