SOUVENIRS FOR THE UNWITTING
3 November - 3 December, 2016
Opening night Thursday 3 November, 6 - 8pm
Using souvenirs of historical disasters as a point of departure,Souvenirs for the Unwitting presents a series of commemorative objects. Traded on the internet, these mementos have been transformed into collectables, increasingly distant from the catastrophic moments they depict.
The works draw upon the historical connection between print culture and commemoration to explore the ways in which the past becomes commodified, collectable and safe. In Souvenirs for the Unwitting, these objects will be restored to their former identity, re-souvenired in commemorative postcards, and delivered to Mailbox.