Wednesday, 19 March 2014
GOMA and one of them was so truly mesmerising I can't stop thinking about it. It was part of an exhibition called Everyday Magic which explored elements of the everyday and the way they can be elevated into an other worldly experience through art.
It was a video installation by a Sydney based artist called Angelica Mesiti called Citizen band.
It consisted of four screens that faced each other with a seat in the centre. In secession each screen would show a person performing a traditional song from their country in an urban environment where they lived. The music was amazing and the thread off history, culture and displacement so poignant. I watched it through about three times. It was beautifully shot and executed. You can see a video of Angelica discussing her work here.