October 22

PACK AND UNPACK

Sabrina and Louise

Sabrina and Louise and tête-à-tête

As if there wasn’t enough happening at CCAS to keep her occupied, Sabrina opened her own exhibition at ANCA last night. And a very good show it is ! Pack and Unpack is all about communication, upon which Sabrina is something of an authority. tête-à-tête, the pièce de résistance, for example, reveals the amount of time Sabrina spent talking to certain people (in the year leading up to the show) who are represented in “real time” by different coloured wools on rope. This is fascinating, especially if you are one of the mentioned … And then there is Signals (S,T,A,Y) a fabulous series of blankets that spell the word STAY in naval semaphore signals. Navy language is not something one knows a lot about but interesting nonetheless. Blankets of course provide a hint of homely to military code. With conversations increasingly happening through technology like Facebook, email and messaging combined with new visual languages like emojis, Sabrina reflects on how the way we communicate is changing, with an increased chance of misinterpretation. And there was a goodly amount of communication and no small amount of misinterpretation as Sabrina’s chatty mates turned up in their droves. Many in no hurry to leave …. Pack and Unpack is an absolute must stop on you way around Canberra galleries at ANCA until November 8.

Pete and Sara

Pete and Sara

Francis and Surya

Francis and Surya

Harriett, Cassie and Danni

Harriett, Cassie and Danni

Shags and Janet

Shags and Janet and Signals (S,T,A,Y)

Hannah and Millan

Hannah and Millan and Signals (S,T,A,Y)

Steph and Yasmin

Steph and Yasmin and Signals (S,T,A,Y)

Joseph, Jan and Annika

Joseph, Jan and Annika and Signals (S,T,A,Y)