R is for Relics, Remains and Ruins
R is for Relics, Remains and Ruins is the result of the collaboration between an artist and an archeologist, both avid and sensitive collectors: Alex Rizkalla and Victor Georgopoulos.
For this show they have unpacked selections from their enormous archives: hundreds and thousands of fragments and things, retrieved and rescued over many years from numerous Melbourne urban landfills, or found in frequent visits to familiar charity shops or picked up on coastal beaches , were displayed in a temporary dwelling at Ocular Lab, in which each object is a paragraph of material culture and intimate identity. The installation is a middle ground between an exhibition and a documentary, in which the artists share a fascination for both history and aestheticized qualities of material evidence.
2007, Ocular Lab Inc., West Brunswick, Victoria, Australia.
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