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Umi Otto, Bodies, Buildings, Cracks, Romance, and Chives, 2023. Courtesy the artists.

Bodies, Buildings, Cracks, Romance, and Chives

Umi Otto, Chun Yin Rainbow Chan, Jennifer Cunningham, Lǐ Xīng Yǔ - Echo Li , Panda Wong

21 Nov 2023–31 Jan 2024

An artist publication by Umi Otto

a diagrammatic and poetic re-working by Umi Otto of original authored texts written in conversation with Blindside exhibitions.

a reconfiguration with no additional words

in navigating this space, readers are invited to re-experience these texts as spacings and crossings via repetition, shifted materialities and annotation

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The body and home have blurred boundaries and bleed into each other, the home and belongings hold memories of love and nostalgia, the longing for love after seeking a sense of home from another, the mourning of love and home as she painfully leaves to another

Bodies, Buildings, Cracks, Romance, and Chives

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original authors are Chun Yin Rainbow Chan 陳雋然, Jennifer Cunningham, Lǐ Xīng Yǔ (Echo Li) 李星雨 and Panda Wong

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Jennifer Cunningham's essay “Unreal Real Estate” accompanied “Building the Palace” by Anna Mould, Cormac Kirby, Fei Gao, Livio Tobler, Miriam David, Mori in May 2023.

Panda Wong's poem “save all the soft things*” accompanies "Swamp Breathing"
a collaborative exhibition by John Brooks and Audrey Tan in April 2021.

Lǐ Xīng Yǔ 李星雨(Echo Li)'s exhibition "warmest regards x" in February 2023 explored the
artist’s obsession with love as
a consequence of Chinese propaganda, and the obsession produces pain. The endless chasing of her overwhelming emotions is political and linked to love and cultural loss as an immigrant in Australia.

Chun Yin Rainbow Chan's 陳雋然 text “Vegetable Lament” was part of the exhibition “As Far Away As Heaven From Earth” in March 2023. The installation comprised silk paintings, backstrap loom weaving and sound. Chan transcribes 哭嫁 or ‘bridal laments’, which are marital mourning songs of the 圍頭 (Waitau/ Weitou) people, the first settlers of Hong Kong.

Online, Publication

This program takes place on the land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We recognise that sovereignty was never ceded - this land is stolen land. We pay respects to Wurundjeri Elders, past, present and emerging, to the Elders from other communities and to any other Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders who might encounter or participate in the program.

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Building the Palace
Miriam David, Pyjama angel in my living room, 2020. Courtesy the artist.
Onsite, Exhibition

26 Apr–20 May 2023

Building the Palace

Anna Mould, Cormac Kirby, Fei Gao, Livio Tobler, Miriam David, Mori

Swamp Breathing
Swamp Breathing
Onsite, Exhibition, Publication

7–24 Apr 2021

Swamp Breathing

John Brooks, Audrey Tan, Panda Wong

warmest regards x
warmest regards x
Onsite, Exhibition

1–25 Feb 2023

warmest regards x

Lǐ Xīng Yǔ - Echo Li

As Far Away As Heaven From Earth
Chun Yin Rainbow Chan, installation detail, Blindside 2023. Courtesy the artist.
Onsite, Exhibition

1–25 Mar 2023

As Far Away As Heaven From Earth

Chun Yin Rainbow Chan

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Working on unceded sovereign land of the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation, Blindside pays respect to Elders, past, present and emerging.