In ‘The Distance.’ artists Josephine Mead and Mig Dann consider how memory and time can be malleable matter. Mead’s work will consider the temporal meeting points between her and her grandmother, who had advanced Alzheimers. While examining the ways she and her grandmother were out of time, she seeks to find temporal meeting points, passing into one another’s time and passing through one another’s image. Dann uses video and sound to reflect the shifting nature of memory and time. Her sensory exploration, through an engagement with sea, earth and sky, focuses on the physical world as a way of investigating embodied perception as a phenomenological encounter.
Josephine Mead is a Melbourne-based visual artist and writer, interested in personal notions of support. She completed the Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree at RMIT in 2014 and the Bachelor of Fine Art Honours Degree (First Class) at Monash University in 2017. Josephine has exhibited widely, including shows at c3 contemporary art space, Bus Projects, Craft Victoria, Blindside, Kings Artist-Run, Blue Oyster Space and Seventh Gallery. In 2018 she undertook the Kings Emerging Writer’s Program, the Arquetopia Foundation Residency (Mexico), the Macfarlane Fund Residency, and was shortlisted for the John Fries Award. She has recently been published by Art + australia and un projects. In late 2019 she will undertake the Tasarim Bakkali TAB Residency in Istanbul, Turkey and the Cortex Frontal Residency in Arraiolos, Portugal.
Mig Dann is a Melbourne-based artist currently undertaking a PhD in the School of Art at RMIT University. Her research is a practice-led investigation of memory and trauma through an expanded spatial practice. Through installations that combine objects, sound and moving images in ways that are conceptually and emotionally immersive, she is considering the poetics as well as the politics of memory and personal cultural history. In 2016 Mig was commissioned to make a site-responsive work for the Sculpture Walk at Wesenberg Sculpture Park, Mecklenburg, Germany, followed by a six-week residency, where the work on memory originated.