Page 110 - RMIT Catalogue 2017
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Big Eared Hopping Mouse
photocopies and wheat paste Dimensions Variable
Missing
Remembering extinct Australian animals.
‘Missing’ gives visibility to extinct Australian animals through pasteups installed in urban locations. The project critiques the curation of our collective memory, looking at what is included, and more importantly excluded. The pasteups act as impermanent, low cost and accessible memorials to a few of the small, inglorious animals that have gone extinct since European invasion and whose story is largely unknown. The works are positioned as alternative stories in a city littered with bronze statues venerating colonial  gures, politicians and war, and asks what is worth memorialising, and for who?
Nina Cheles
instagram: ninacheles www.ninacheles.com
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