It’s been a long time coming,
a big solo show, and now it’s so nice to say it’s here, to send an invitation:
Metabolism : The City Coming Together & The City Coming Apart
Hugo Michell Gallery
Opening Night : June 5, 6-8 pm : until July 5
260 Portrush Rd : Adelaide : Australia
‘Metabolism’ maps how a city functions. How quickly & efficiently its’ residents come together, come apart and navigate common space.
It is the rate at which a city grows, transforms, re-builds ; a biological process.
In this exhibition this is mapped across two cities ; Tokyo & Kiev – both homes for Miso.
The first half shows Tokyo forming ; a metropolis growing in the air, forming within webs and mountains, turning into fireworks.
It is mapped from aerial algorithms of bodies coming into train stations and public spaces, parties and peaceful protests, in its
The second half live-maps recent violence in Ukraine ; the bodies of protesters coming together within images of bomb blasts,
bullet holes and shattered glass. It maps militias forming and civilian deaths, and each work was updated every morning, over the course
of the last months – following all possible news sources from home. A city coming apart in the air.
‘Metabolism’ is about watching two homes from a distance, growing & collapsing in their own ways.
* Catalogue requests can be made in response to this e-mail or via Hugo Michell ; here.
A few extra, recent things going on:
I was also recently commissioned by Chanel to make paper-cut and drawn works for their collection, commemorating their new
Flinders Lane flagship, right by my studio in Melbourne : full photographs of the project can be found ; here.
I was recently invited to make a custom cover for a 7″ cover for Lorde’s single ‘Team’ for the Secret 7″ project in London.
In very sad news, a moon work of mine was stolen in a planned heist from an space in Melbourne in the last weeks.
It’s sister piece in is the National Gallery of Victoria, while this was stolen from a private collector in the dead of night.
There are more details of the heist ; here : if you happen to know anything, please get in touch. It’s a little heartbreaking!
There is new tattoo work here,
and the photos below are part of two upcoming self-publishing projects ;
finishing Del’s beautiful hands in her studio, Sydney : Miranda’s hands in her studio, Melbourne : 2014
… and of course, Ghostpatrol -
my partner in crime & everything else there is, has a wonderful small show opening at Koskela this week in Sydney.
Please get along to it, if you are able… details; here.
Thank you very much for reading,
xx x S.