Artist: Ramesh Nithiyendran (Australia) Collaborators: Mark Dyson - Lighting Designer - DarkHouse (Australia) Zoe Robinson-Kennedy...
Access and Inclusion
Ramesh Nithiyendran (Australia)
Mark Dyson - Lighting Designer - DarkHouse (Australia)
Zoe Robinson-Kennedy - Curator – Creative Road (Australia)
Racheal Dease - Sound Artist (Australia)
A mystical presence… A mythical being… This monumental multi-limbed cacophonous avatar demands our devotion as it pulses with a synthesis of dramatic lighting and sound. Towering over a corner of Hickson Road Reserve, the contemporary sculpture is positioned between famous Sydney landmarks – the Opera House, the Harbour Bridge, the expressive grin of Luna Park’s entrance – and reflects upon Sydney as a global, multicultural city with plural histories.
According to the artist Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran, the part-idol, part-monster, part-hero gestures to a range of global sources that link his cultural background to contemporary culture at large.
“The work extends core processes of my art practice – especially the transfiguration of earth, fire and water – while connecting ways destruction has been positioned as a generative force in various narratives of belief.” – Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran
Ramesh is also speaking about his artistic practice and creative connections along with Bangarra Dance Theatre's Artistic Director Stephen Page and Bankstown Poetry Slam Co-Founder Sara Mansour at the FREE Vivid Ideas X Australian Museum event Soul of the City – 6:30pm Wednesday 15 June at the Australian Museum.
Country represented by installation: Australia