carry me, join me
|carry me, join me||2016||participatory project with wetlands||inimitables|
|Artwork, image and photography © Perdita Phillips||the-nonhuman|
|In collaboration with 8 human participants and 22 waterbodies|
|22 wetlands and 8 participants, 18 water samples (total 40 litres of water) and 22 air samples||$5500|
|bottles 28 and 12 cm high|
|Project: -ing||2015–2016||22 inner Perth wetlands|
|Exhibition: Carry me,||2016||149 Beaufort Street, Perth|
The work of the participants in this social practice project was to convey ‘messages’ of goodwill between wetlands so that a conceptual network of connections could be drawn. Even though many of the waterbodies were highly modified (and many were reconstructed wetlands), they still deserved to be valued biologically and culturally. The shores of the Swan have been greatly changed and many of the wetlands that once existed through Northbridge are no more. This project conceptually linked these isolated places once again.
The –ing essay by Dr Nien Schwarz describes the project further.
You can see a catalogue of the entire Know Thy Neighbour project, including Schwarz’s essay (pages 36 to 45) and also Charity begins at home: reflections on Know Thy Neighbour by Gemma Weston (pages 10 to 15) here.
-ing-weeding is presented as a part of International Art Space’s Know Thy Neighbour program