Artist: Karenne Ann
A Momentary Act of Peace, Mourning and Reflection
This installation uses shrouded objects to acknowledge the impact of white settlement and the white-washing of Indigenous history.
Colonial invasion caused death and suffering amongst First Nations people, and altered our landscape forever.
I wrap objects to indicate my care and concern for them, knowing that concealment can lead to revelation. I will use white fabric to shroud Wominjeka Tarnuk Yaroom on the intersection of Nicholson and Paisley Streets and also seven tree trunks. The height of the shrouds on the trees (two metres) indicates the likely devastation of our continent due to global warming.
My shrouds are a public signal that sea level rises will bury past and future mistakes.