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Anna May Kirk working on Eucalyptusdom exhibition at Powerhouse.

Pyriscence — Anna May Kirk

Bushfire - that sublime force of catastrophe and rebirth - has mutated into something not even the Eucalypt can survive. Two lungs of glass ― a material transformed by fire and breath ― flow together with oil of Eucalyptus globulus. These lungs of convergent plant, animal and technological origin are branching, networking and respiring in hybrid breaths. A remaking of the evolutionary past to confront the perils of the present, as seen through the prism of an imagined future in multispecies collaboration with the fire-adapted Eucalyptus.

 

 

Object No.86/1340: Bottles containing botanical specimens

 

Inspired by eucalyptus oils in the Powerhouse Collection, Anna May Kirk created an artwork for the exhibition Eucalyptusdom, as well as a series of bespoke, limited edition perfume bottles.

 

EXHIBITION

EUCALYPTUSDOM

Eucalyptusdom reckons with our cultural history and ever-changing relationship with
the gum tree, presenting over 400 objects from the Powerhouse Collection alongside
17 newly commissioned works by creative practitioners working across the fields of
design, architecture, film, applied arts and performance.

ON NOW — 28 AUG 2022

 

 

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CONCEPT

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WORKSHOP

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PROTOTYPE

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ART OBJECT

Pyrescence —
After Fire Perfume

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LIMITED EDITION OF 10

 

 

 

 

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