This project imagines and examines personal, community and art historical forms and how they intersect with geographic borders, global migration and trade to create hybrid Modernities. The legacy and invention of modernist artist Ludwig Hirschfeld-Mack, a Bauhaus trained artist interned in London during World War II and brought to Australia in 1940 is central to this project.
His archive opens out like a prism of his world and post-war Australian social and art history. The resonance of this material in a post-colonial Australian context has lead to these experiments and installation.
Not like flying
The Colour Band
performance with Madeleine Thornton-Smith and Tim Buckovic, digital video still 3:43
Colour Band instruments at the Percy Grainger Museum, the University of Melbourne, including the colour chord 21 stringed flat sound box, c. 1950 and pedal operating conducting device which dictated chords by colour (bottom)
Briony Galligan and Rafaella McDonald, Painting Bells Studio Play