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Shouldn't be so complicated
Wayfind
Emely Baker Building, Edinburgh Gardens
North Fitzroy, VIC

06.05.18 - 20.05.18

Curated by Amelia Winata

Far from neutral, architecture often represents certain dominant groups at the exclusion of others. Artworks in Wayfind attempt to awaken the viewer’s consciousness to question the deeper narratives at play in our built environment with the exhibition presenting new perspectives on the political and social aspects of architecture that are often ignored: neo-liberalism, colonialism, heteronormativity and gender specificity. Held at the Emely Baker Building, a former council-run child and maternal health centre, Wayfind features site-specific installations, interventions and improvised performance works – designed to connect audiences to the indirect and not so subtle politics inherent in everyday architecture.

A new site-responsive work titled Shouldn’t be so complicated was exhibited in Wayfind alongside works by Jessie Bullivant, Dean Cross, Debris Facility, Brian Fuata and Spence Messih.