Dim Memories of Exile :: Solo Show
“…the essential privilage of the exile is to have, not just one set of eyes but half a dozen, each of them corresponding to the places you have been…there is always a kind of double-ness to that experiences, and the more places you have been the more displacements you have gone through, as every exile does. As every situation is a new one, you start out each day anew.” *
* SAID, E. ‘The voice of a Palestinian in exile’, in Third Text 3/4 (Spring/Summer 1988), pg48
works by Joanna Kambourian
Hervey Bay Regional Gallery
22nd May – 20th June 2009
Dim Memories will be my first solo show. The work in this exhibition is inspired by my own recent travels to Armenia, my ancestors’ homeland, and reflects the questioning and discovery of my own cultural identity – it is the narration of an ongoing negotiation between the past and the present, between native culture and adopted culture. The exhibition will feature a body of works made between 2006 – 2009.