Of Global Appearance 2001
Photography by Marinco Kojdanovski and John Lee
The eight prints are my interpretation of the process of migration. The key plate “Cartographie” (which is present in all the prints) is mapping of words. I have enlarged, reduced, half erased and cramped words together, thereby changing the density of the lines. Like the lines used to grade landscape, these grade language. The colours have their own stories: red for pain and passion, black is what one doesn’t want to talk about, and white is the unsaid and the undone. Yellow is the colour of the flag raised by ships when they had an illness on board. The etchings of symbols on the prints were those used to register the severity and type of scars on the body. The square, circle and the cross are also used across cultures to describe physical and mental spaces. The screen print of bricks and mortar “S’etablir” relates to the choice people make when migrating to Australia to establish themselves in the hope of a better life.