Tasmania: on my mind

Fiona Hall and me in the Australian outbacks near Ularu with Jampi grass sculptures

2017 I traveled to Australia to meet the artist Fiona Hall. 2 years earlier she had charmed visitors of documenta with her hunting lodge in the Aue Park displaying strange creatures made from recycled uniforms. And at the Venice Biennale she inaugurated Australia’s new pavillon with a spectacular show about time and extinction. She had recently moved to Tasmania, so I flew over there to visit her studio and explore the island. Later I joined her on a trip to the outbacks near Ularu, where she was working with aborigine women on a grass weaving project. I was honored to observe and become a (minor) part in the weaving team, getting advise from the women and cooking tea for them. It was one of the most facinating and memorable asignments I ever had. Here is my article published in art. and a video from the trip.

Fiona Hall and me, 2017 in Australia

Die Kunst, den Urwald zu retten – Artikel erschienen in art Das Kunstmagazin, 7/2017