‘Dislocated Registers - Claudia Brand and Elyse Howe’ exhibited at the 107 Projects, Redfern.
Flight, 2016, video collage, 0:53 loop
An Archive of Right Now, 2016-2018, free access live stream videos on website (now discontinued)
Registers quantify and organise the people and objects of civic society and place them within a logical and ordered context. A register is also a distinct way of communicating, to write and to speak in a way that makes sense to a particular audience.
In Dislocated Registers, Claudia Brand and Elyse Howe disrupt and re-order existing public and personal archives. Fragments of recollections spurred by the physical and visual are re-imagined within each artist's schema of process. Merging the physical and the permanent with the psychological and the ephemeral— dislocating content from its original context and situating it in a space of ambiguity, where the audience may derive their own meaning or none at all.
Text by Elyse Howe.