Make Believe

Min Wong & Talitha Kennedy

30 September - 17 October 2015

BLINDSIDE, Melbourne

Make Believe applies the trope of ‘the cave’ to the gallery space, relating the installation experience to a ritualised inter-dimensional portal to a suggested underworld or psychological shift. Talitha Kennedy’s creature-like black leather soft forms descend into the gallery evocative of other presences or guarding monsters. Min Wong perspex objects and resin casts read as synthesized organic forms conjuring stalagmites from the underworld. An installation of aspirational failure to reach the other side.

Catalogue essay by Jonathan McBurnie.

http://www.blindside.org.au/make-believe

Talitha Kennedy, Effigy for repressed entropy, 2015. Leather, thread, polyester fibre, wire and gravel. Dimensions variable (350cm height).

Talitha Kennedy, Effigy for repressed entropy, 2015. Leather, thread, polyester fibre, wire and gravel. Dimensions variable (350cm height).

Installation shot: Min Wong & Talitha Kennedy, Make Believe, 2015. Photograph Fiona Morrison. Min Wong: Perspex and cast resin. Talitha Kennedy: Leather, thread, wire and polyester fibre.

Installation shot: Min Wong & Talitha Kennedy, Make Believe, 2015. Photograph Fiona Morrison.

Min Wong: Perspex and cast resin. Talitha Kennedy: Leather, thread, wire and polyester fibre.

Installation shot: Min Wong & Talitha Kennedy, Make Believe, 2015. Photograph Fiona Morrison. Min Wong: Perspex and cast resin. Talitha Kennedy: Leather, thread, wire and polyester fibre.

Installation shot: Min Wong & Talitha Kennedy, Make Believe, 2015. Photograph Fiona Morrison.

Min Wong: Perspex and cast resin. Talitha Kennedy: Leather, thread, wire and polyester fibre.

Installation shot: Min Wong & Talitha Kennedy, Make Believe, 2015. Photograph Fiona Morrison. Min Wong: Perspex and cast resin. Talitha Kennedy: Leather, thread, wire and polyester fibre.

Installation shot: Min Wong & Talitha Kennedy, Make Believe, 2015. Photograph Fiona Morrison.

Min Wong: Perspex and cast resin. Talitha Kennedy: Leather, thread, wire and polyester fibre.

Installation shot: Min Wong & Talitha Kennedy, Make Believe, 2015. Photograph Fiona Morrison. Min Wong: Perspex and cast resin. Talitha Kennedy: Leather, thread, wire and polyester fibre.

Installation shot: Min Wong & Talitha Kennedy, Make Believe, 2015. Photograph Fiona Morrison.

Min Wong: Perspex and cast resin. Talitha Kennedy: Leather, thread, wire and polyester fibre.

Installation shot: Min Wong & Talitha Kennedy, Make Believe, 2015. Photographer Fiona Morrison. Min Wong: Perspex and cast resin. Talitha Kennedy: Leather, thread, wire and polyester fibre.

Installation shot: Min Wong & Talitha Kennedy, Make Believe, 2015. Photographer Fiona Morrison.

Min Wong: Perspex and cast resin. Talitha Kennedy: Leather, thread, wire and polyester fibre.

Installation shot: Min Wong & Talitha Kennedy, Make Believe, 2015. Photograph Fiona Morrison. Min Wong: Perspex and cast resin. Talitha Kennedy: Leather, thread, wire and polyester fibre.

Installation shot: Min Wong & Talitha Kennedy, Make Believe, 2015. Photograph Fiona Morrison.

Min Wong: Perspex and cast resin. Talitha Kennedy: Leather, thread, wire and polyester fibre.

Installation shot: Min Wong & Talitha Kennedy, Make Believe, 2015. Photograph Fiona Morrison. Min Wong: Perspex and cast resin. Talitha Kennedy: Leather, thread, wire and polyester fibre.

Installation shot: Min Wong & Talitha Kennedy, Make Believe, 2015. Photograph Fiona Morrison.

Min Wong: Perspex and cast resin. Talitha Kennedy: Leather, thread, wire and polyester fibre.