Created between 2015-16 SHADOW is a short film work, photography project and exhibition incorporating five site-specific interventions onto post-war Australian red-brick suburban homes. SHADOW also incorporates a complimentary 15-minute looped short-film work with 5.1 surround sound soundscape.
“In creating and documenting these house interventions Strange transforms these iconic red-brick Australian homes into a void etched out of the landscape. Symbolically erasing the homes with black paint and rendering the familiar architecture unfamiliar, questioning them as an icon which has inform so much of Australia’s national identity and subsequently obscured a deeper history.”
SHADOW is a continuation of Strange’s ongoing architectural interventions and exhibitions of film, photographic works and sculptural artifacts which have taken place in the USA, Poland, New Zealand, Australia and Japan.
SHADOW premiered in a solo exhibition as a part of PUBLIC 2015 festival in Western Australia and a solo pop-up exhibition in Chippendale, Sydney in 2016 with the support of the Australia Council for the Arts, the Department of Culture and the Arts Western Australia, FORM and created as a part of the WASADM artist in residence 2015/16 program.