Artist: Rafaela Pandolfini
Title: Don't be Afraid
Size: Option 1. 50cm wide x 73cm high. Option 2. 80cm wide x 106cm high
Material: Textile (digital print on waratah fabric)
'Don't be Afraid' is part of the Myths & Facts series. 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.