2020 Finalists

Gabrielle BATES

Artist statement: This image is from the Unknowns, a series of one-to-one ritual performances created with Sydney and Kandos community members during the pandemic. The rituals were conceived to relieve stress and anxiety caused by isolation through the playful wearing of masks and costumes in empty urban spaces, but soon evolved into intricate psychic negotiations between participants and place. The enquiry is part of my larger artistic practice that investigates how we occupy, understand, and enchant place through witchcraft and ritual.

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Dock  2021
from the series Unknowns
pigment ink-jet print
42.0 x 59.4 cm
courtesy of the artist

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