Janine Bailey Artist

Last Words

 

 

Last Words 2015

Last Words 2015

Last Words (2015) combines sculpture and performance to create a participatory work that places the body at the centre. Inspired by Dylan Thomas’s poem, ‘Do not go gentle into that good night’, the work aims to critically engaging with the audience in a respective and playful way. Sound is used as the main element of communication as it can challenge our acoustemologies, imprinting a different experience into our memory than visual imagery has to offer. By physically entering into the boxes or conversing via the listening post Last Words recreates an architectural space that explores the unconscious, darkness, isolation, life, death and the uncanny.

Local paper The Auburn Review writes about the 7th Annual Rookwood Sculpture Prize.
Hidden Beauty in Cemetery Sept 21st 2015

Hidden Beauty at Rookwood Cemetery

Hidden Beauty at Rookwood Cemetery

Elizabeth and Steve at Rookwood

Elizabeth and Steve at Rookwood

The work was very popular with kids

The work was very popular with kids

Last Words 2015 Artist Talk Rookwood Cemetery

Last Words 2015
Artist Talk Rookwood Cemetery

Zombie

Zombie

Communicating via the listening post

Communicating via the listening post

Highly Commended

Highly Commended

Artist Statement & lucky number 13 on the catalogue

Artist Statement & lucky number 13 on the catalogue

Installed on August 18th 2015

Installed on August 18th 2015

The work survived five weeks of rain, hail & shine

The work survived five weeks of rain, hail & shine

The trace was a lovely surprise

The trace was a lovely surprise

Inside the boxes was clean & undamaged

Inside the boxes was clean & undamaged

The pickets were very hard to remove

The pickets were very hard to remove