Artist: Rafaela Pandolfini
Title: Say what we mean, Do what we say
Option 1. 55cm high x 117cm wide.
Option 2. 80cm high x 174cm wide
Material: Textile (digital print on waratah fabric)
'Big Stick Energy' is part of Myths & Facts, an ongoing research project that took form as a processional series of ten images displayed on billboards along the Hume Highway in Eora, Wiradjuri, Taungurong and Woiworung countries, between New South Wales and Victoria.
Myths & Facts interrogates Australia’s failure to address environmental violence at a policy level. Evasive phrases pertaining to the government’s position on climate change have been transposed from the mouths of politicians onto “Chux” cleaning cloths. Stripped of context, these empty phrases signal our government’s disguise and deferral of the environmental emergencies we currently face. The familiar zigzag pattern of these ubiquitous household cloths is a recurring backdrop for Rafaela’s ongoing exploration of gendered and emotional labour.