matter of course
matter of course - A series of photographs taken of the decaying tiles that line the Flinders St underpass in Melbourne's CBD, installation with suspended tree branch. Exhibited at Bus Projects in Fitzroy (Gallery 3) as part of the Graduate Exhibition Award, 2018. Exhibition text written in collaboration with Trevor Louw.
'Past lives? Every day is the memory of it having passed. Today is my whole life. When I sleep I die. Tomorrow someone else is born. I will leave them gifts to pleasure them. Traps, so they are bound in them. Me in another life tomorrow. Months from now. Years. Not me at all.
But you mean other past lives, the lives of strangers? Like when you painted in a loft in New York with Schnabel. Set fire to the church with the villagers barricaded inside. Or fell from your horse as it tripped in a sudden stream. Wove the first yarn of cloth with the land dwellers.
Or you mean the lives of those near, like your parents? You echo them. Or how you echo those who passed through you. Who you brushed against. Who slept by your side. How they endlessly return. Someone’s name repeats; a face seems familiar. You’ve been here before. Echo, repetition. Nothing for you here but repetition.'
1. Photo Documentation of ‘matter of course’, 8 hand printed photographs on lustre, 8 x 8” ACP mount, exhibited at Bus Projects, 2019.
2. Photo Documentation of ‘matter of course,’ suspended tree branch, dimensions variable, exhibited at Bus Projects, 2019.
© Lucy Foster. Living and working between Naarm (Melbourne) and Dja Dja Wurrung Country (Castlemaine) on unceded land belonging to the Wurundjeri and Jaara Jaara people of the Kulin Nation.