Louisa Bufardeci
The Sea Between A and I

The Sea Between A and I
, 2015
Installation view
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‘The Sea Between A and I’ reflects on the space between Australia and Indonesia. Produced through a combination of factual research and intuitive response, it references asylum seeker voyages between the two countries and their reporting in the media.

The needlepoints are based on images of the sea as mediated through Google Earth. Louisa Bufardeci has investigated the approximate location of reported incidents and looked in the abstracted imagery of the water for shapes that could be figures or that might relate to the body. Screenshots become manipulated images, which become needlepoint charts and then actual needlepoints: an abstracting and constraining process that mirrors the increasingly abstract reporting on events in the region.

Louisa Bufardeci

09/06/2013, 9°1’52.01″S 106°24’51.56″E
, 2015
Wool, fibreglass screen
81.5 x 66.5 cm, 45 x 23 cm, 38 x 15 cm (irreg.)

Louisa Bufardeci

10/04/2013, 7°58’2.02″S 104°56’20.58″E
, 2015
Wool, fibreglass screen
38 x 31 cm, 23 x 19 cm (irreg.)

Louisa Bufardeci

16/04/2009, 9°26’46.42″S 107°10’34.73″E
, 2015
Wool, fibreglass screen
78.5 x 65 cm, 38 x 31 cm (irreg.)

Louisa Bufardeci

18/10/2001, 7°36’25.09″S 106°44’9.99″E
, 2015
Wool, fibreglass screen
43 x 34.5 cm, 24 x 20 cm (irreg.)

Louisa Bufardeci

18/10/2001, 7°36’25.09″S 106°44’9.99″E
, 2015
Wool, fibreglass screen
43 x 34.5, 24 x 20 cm (irreg.)

Louisa Bufardeci

29/01/2013, 9°9’9.50″S 108°48’22.11″E
, 2015
Wool, fibreglass screen
61 x 37 cm, 27 x 17 cm (irreg.)

Louisa Bufardeci

30/06/2012, 9°3’23.48″S 110°19’59.83″E
, 2015
Wool, fibreglass screen
56.5 x 37 cm, 21 x 19 cm (irreg.)

Louisa Bufardeci

7/24/2013, 8°6’18.98″S 108°19’39.31″E
, 2015
Wool, fibreglass screen
60.5 x 48 cm; 18 x 18 cm (irreg.)