ALREADY OCCUPIED: EVACUATION TONE
Medium: acrylic paint, vinyl.
Dimensions: 5184mm h x 7880mm w.
Evacuation Tone recodes the gallery context to privilege an Aboriginal frame of reference it uses humour to highlight an intercultural conversation that I see happening within the space. A conversation about safety and dominant ways of seeing and the confused ‘woop woop’ dance that happens when white Australia is challenged to evacuate from Aboriginal business. In a jovial way, I also make space for” men’s business’ just as my matriarchal ancestors have done before me. These ideas have been developed in consultation with my community, my own family elders, my Goori peers and traditional owners of the Bundall area’ said Libby.