This installation project uses multiple overlapping strands to form a dialogous interrogation of the narratives associated with gendered and liminal spaces, the process of image-making and place-making, and collaborative influences within art and architecture. The work constitutes a fertile visual response to the themes, using space, lighting, tension and gender to construct images and spaces.
In printmaking a “1:1” is a monoprint, a singular work of art. In architecture, “1:1” refers to a full-scale drawing or model. This project provided an opportunity to reflect on our shared experiences of colonisation and the impact of missionary activity across the Pacific, and provided a space to reflect on the role of spirituality as we move into an increasingly secular society. Ideas of space, light and sound and the use of transparent and lightweight materials helped us to tell stories of spirituality, tradition, navigation and culture.
Chapel Pacific consists of the design, building, and adorning of a small structure that references systems of faith for the diverse communities of the Pacific ocean. It is a collaboration between architects, builders, and fine art printmakers; and open to the public irregardless of faith, age or background. The project is to be created, and re-created, in spaces for contemporary art. The physical context of art museums allow its creators to focus on the process of a chapel rather than its use, and on its creation rather than its dedication.