2017 Finalists

Ingvar KENNE

Artist statement: Bachelor and Spinster Balls take place across rural Australia, events originally designed to overcome distance; formalised social congregations providing an opportunity for locals to meet potential life partners. They have, over time, dissolved into chaos, anarchy and an urge to disconnect from the established.

Today B&S Balls are symptomatic of apathy towards times gone and indeed what lies ahead. Without that connection back in time, can we form an idea of what the future should behold?

Here, the steadfast pattern of confusion and disorder begin to reveal something else. The chaos becomes both a representation and a metaphor for living only in the now with an intensity that perhaps suggests that life is forever and neither yesterday nor tomorrow matter.



Ingvar KENNE
Untitled  2018
from the series The Ball
chromogenic print
70.0 x 70.0 cm
courtesy of the artist


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