The False Demographic

Installation, sculpture.

Group show at the Blue Oyster Art Project Space, Dunedin, with Brendan Jon Philip, Stella Corkery, Ondřej Vicena.

The call to “design your own flag” aligns with a proud DIY culture, modern democracy and a wry antipodean humour. What does the referendum mean to Aotearoa’s largely apolitical and globalised youth? How does it affect the current nature of post-colonial dialogue? Is New Zealand the perfect sized soapbox for political empowerment or disempowerment? Does the referendum consider the ‘otherness’ that many if not most New Zealanders identify with? Isolated geographically to the rest of the world and living in a destination country (unless en route to Antarctica) demands an outward perspective

Curated by Ted Whitaker and Chloe Geoghegan.