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Beauty for ashes / Bindi Cole Chocka
Bib ID 6856466
Format BookBook [still image, volume]
Author
Chocka, Bindi Cole, 1975- artist
 
Description [Melbourne] : Bindi Cole Chocka, [2015] 
24 unnumbered panels (concertina folded) : colour illustrations ; 15 x 1608 cm (folded to 15 x 14.2 cm, with 33 cm feathers attached to front cover) 
Summary

In the 2014 Sydney Biennale Bindi Cole Chocka exhibited a 30-monitor video installation titled “We All Need Forgiveness”, in which a group of people repeat ‘I forgive you, I forgive you’. In the exhibition space, the artist invited viewers to write a personal message of forgiveness on cloud-shaped Post-it notes, and place them on the walls or into a box for anonymous posting later. This artist’s book revisits this work, reproducing black and white close-ups of the faces of eight people who appeared in the video over 22 accordion folded panels. A small number of the cloud-shaped handcoloured and handwritten messages of forgiveness are pasted onto the pages. The front cover is decorated with a row of emu feathers. The title comes from a phrase in Isaiah 61:3, which refers to beauty replacing the ashes associated with mourning.

Biography/History

Bindi Cole Chocka (born 1975, Melbourne) is an Australian contemporary new media artist with Wathaurung Indigenous heritage who works primarily with photography, video and installation as her mediums. Bindi exhibited her Not Really Aboriginal series at the Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, as part of the 2008 Next Wave Festival. In 2009 she won the Deadly Art Award at the Victorian Indigenous Art Awards with a work from her Sistagirls series, which was exhibited at Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne, in 2010 and toured nationally. Other recent series include Miss Australia, I Forgive You and Seventy Times Seven. Her work has been included in major survey exhibitions including Contemporary Australia: Women, Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, 2012, and Shadowlife, an Asialink touring exhibition, 2012–13.—Adapted from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bindi_Cole, and http://www.ilc.unsw.edu.au/artists/bindi-cole-chocka, 18/6/2015.

Notes

Limited edition of 20 coipes, signed by the artist.

National Library's SR copy is no. 20/20.

Subjects Chocka, Bindi Cole, 1975- -- Exhibitions.  |  Video installations (Art) -- Australia -- Pictorial works.  |  Forgiveness -- Australia -- Pictorial works.  |  Artists' books -- Australia.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Chocka, Bindi Cole, 1975- We all need forgiveness
Exhibited One of a series of artist's book commissions for the National Gallery of Victoria's Melbourne Art Book Fair, 1-3 May 2015. 

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