Window Walk | Jordan Wood X Dirty Dozen
Jordan Wood is a Melbourne based artist working across installation, sculpture, ceramics and collage to explore propositional future landscapes/ experiences/ relics. The space between construction and deconstruction or growth and decay, and their interdependence on one another provides a beginning for material investigations.
The installation consists of between 10 – 20 ceramic masks, each finished with layers of different glazes and surface treatments. They vary in how many features or even faces are contained within the mask. Some have multiple eyes, others many noses or could be missing features entirely. They are approximately human scale but unable to be worn. They are mounted on makeshift stands made from old chemistry retort stands and other recycled materials, as if in a private, somewhat improvised museum.
The mask is repeatedly found in various guises throughout numerous histories. They are intimate yet often easily discarded. They can take on the role of protection, both physically and psychologically. The mask is performative. Performance can be a method of protecting ones’ vulnerability through the acquisition of another self. By being installed in a shop window, the mask is reflected onto the passer by, engaging them in the complex narrative of the mask as object.
This contemporary craft installation is hosted by Creative Spaces at the Dirty Dozen:
The Dirty Dozen in Campbell Arcade is one of Melbourne’s most intriguing exhibition spaces, located in an underground commuter walkway that runs from Flinders Street Station to Degraves Street.
Monday to Friday 7am - 7pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
This event is part of Craft Cubed 2019 Window Walk Project, funded by the City of Melbourne
For more information about the program and where to see installations across the city, please visit www.craft.org.au/window-walk-project