dog gamut @ 55 sydenham rd, marrickville (2017)
Dog Gamut examines mutable identity politics as a spectrum of self-imposed and forced mechanisms of colonisation in contemporary White Australia. By using minimal and commonplace materials (print, tape, wood, steel pole, skirting boards and rubber mat) the audience is enveloped into a clinical white space. Among the coded objects in the room, the most visual is a short text recounting the events of an individual who slowly realises all images and text have disappeared from their surroundings. They make many attempts to ask those around them what has happened but they are avoided endlessly. Each sentence in the text was poorly translated into Tagalog by Google Translate. Members of the audience would have to kneel to read the text.