Friday, September 20, 2013

On The Edge Of The Unknown

Hi everyone,

I'm hoping this blog post finds you loving life and smiling. I've got some great news. I'm just putting all the finishing touches to a whole bunch of new stuff I've made (with the help of my very patient and crazy for marrying me husband Dan). Last year I was part of a show in Sydney at the MCA called Taboo which was curated by Brook Andrew. For that show I made a new video piece called EH5452 that explored the transformative effect my time in prison had on me. In many ways I've continued on with that theme. Here's the write up for the new show:

EH5452 Video Still
Sometimes it can feel like there’s a part of your life that doesn’t even seem as if it was you that participated in it. Like it was a dream or something that happened to someone else. Yet it defined who you were, are, am. On the Edge of the Unknown explores the space between worlds. This is the space that defines you. A space where you decide whether to be a victim to that experience or if it will be the launching pad into your future. Embracing where we come from and the life we’ve lived is key to becoming whole in the present. On The Edge Of The Unknown is an attempt to alleviate all fear and shame associated with the past by bringing it into the light, staring it in the face and sharing it with the world, regardless of the consequences. It turns the dark, hidden and shameful into something light, revelatory and beautiful.

EH5452 Video Still
I'll be showing EH5452 which is what I exhibited in Sydney late last year but everything else in the show is new - new photography and installation.

So please join me to celebrate the opening of this show or come and visit while it's on. I'd love to know what you think, see your face and say hello.  

BINDI COLE 
“ON THE EDGE OF THE UNKNOWN”

26 SEPTEMBER ➔ 19 OCTOBER 2013
OPENING FRIDAY 27 SEPTEMBER ➔ 6-8PM 

NELLIE CASTAN GALLERY
HOURS TUESDAY ➔ SATURDAY 12AM–5PM OR BY APPOINTMENT
LEVEL ONE, 12 RIVER STREET SOUTH YARRA VIC 3141 AUSTRALIA

4 comments:

Sharon Love said...

I'm looking forward to the exhibition. Its wonderful to see your journey continuing and the art you've produced.

Bindi Cole said...

Hi Sharon,

Great to hear from you. Thanks so much for the support, I really appreciate it. I do hope our paths cross again soon.

Bindi x

kerry rowe said...

Dear bindi, I am loving reading your blog. I have just started teaching 15 Aboriginal students photography every Tuesday. They are here for 6 weeks down from their own county of Fitzroy Crossing, Derby and Wangkajungka in WA. I hope you don't mind me sharing your work and words with them for inspiration.
Kind regards
Kerry

Bindi Cole said...

Hi Kerry,

I love that you're loving it and sharing it with your students! That's fab. Let me know if you need anything else, I'm happy to help.

Bindi x