Welcome to Bata
" When an outsider comes to a new place he sees the picturesque and the freakish, whereas the local sees through the eyes of emotion and memory" Walter Benjamin. How we experience place, how it seeps into our being, shapes our perceptions and contributes to how our identities are formed fascinates me. My work explores the importance of place in our cultural make up, how place holds histories, tells tales and shapes socio economic realities. It seeks to find ways to explore the notions of the attachments we have to particular places, places that are rich in story and resonance, to respond to place, and working through its significance in the process of psychological, cultural and economic transformations.
Virgilio Ferreira • Laurie Griffiths • Kristin Hoell • Mitch Karunaratne • Chloe Lelliott • Holly Oliver • Mark Purdom • Vanessa Roy • Heather Shuker • Paul Walsh • Kat Williams •