PINNED TO THE WALL is a highly charged series of new work by Sydney artist Susan O’Doherty that uses discarded domestic items to explore themes of gender inequality and family violence.
Working across assemblage, painting and sculpture, O’Doherty has purposely collected familiar and nostalgic objects to help map her contemporary storytelling and to bring the private into a public message.
Oh…some of the roads that we walk down in life are just so painful… And yet there remains this need to communicate what we have been through….so that we, and other wayfarers may learn from the experience…
Vanessa de Largie went down a long and torturous road whilst she stayed in a relationship with an abusive and violent partner. She documents this time in her life with her book DON’T HIT ME! which she has written from diary notes taken at the time.
The structure is simple. Each page has a subject heading and then her notes/thoughts are detailed below.
It makes for tough reading. The account is raw. De Largie is a straight shooter …
In the literary world, there is a trend toward books of short stories which gel together to create a bigger picture than each tale. Think David Cook’s BATTLE SCARS or IMPROMPTU SCRIBE by Alex Morritt.
Domestic Violence- RHYMES WITH SILENCE has tapped into the zeitgeist and run with it. In this engrossing show, 13 new short plays written by 9 Australian writers and starring 26 actors working with 12 directors cohere for a well realized night at the theatre where the sum is considerably greater than the parts. Continue reading Rhymes With Silence @ 107 Projects→
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