Louisa Bufarde­ci
The Sea Between A and I

17th October – 14th November 2015
Anna Schwartz Gallery

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.

Images

Louisa Bufarde­ci

09/06/2013, 9°152.01“S 106°2451.56“E, 2015
Wool, fibre­glass screen
81.566.5 cm, 4523 cm, 3815 cm (irreg.)

Louisa Bufarde­ci

10/04/2013, 7°582.02“S 104°5620.58“E, 2015
Wool, fibre­glass screen
3831 cm, 2319 cm (irreg.)

Louisa Bufarde­ci

16/04/2009, 9°2646.42“S 107°1034.73“E, 2015
Wool, fibre­glass screen
78.565 cm, 3831 cm (irreg.)

Louisa Bufarde­ci

18/10/2001, 7°3625.09“S 106°449.99“E, 2015
Wool, fibre­glass screen
4334.5 cm, 2420 cm (irreg.)

Louisa Bufarde­ci

18/10/2001, 7°3625.09“S 106°449.99“E, 2015
Wool, fibre­glass screen
4334.5, 2420 cm (irreg.)

Louisa Bufarde­ci

29/01/2013, 9°99.50“S 108°4822.11“E, 2015
Wool, fibre­glass screen
6137 cm, 2717 cm (irreg.)

Louisa Bufarde­ci

30/06/2012, 9°323.48“S 110°1959.83“E, 2015
Wool, fibre­glass screen
56.537 cm, 2119 cm (irreg.)

Louisa Bufarde­ci

7/24/2013, 8°618.98“S 108°1939.31“E, 2015
Wool, fibre­glass screen
60.548 cm; 1818 cm (irreg.)