Gera Woltjer, Western Australia
Move #16-21, #1, digital print on SAV, bubble wrap, cardboard
Edition 5: One of five + Artist Proof, 18 x 30 x 30 cm
Gera writes:This year (2016) is the Quatercentenary of Dutch explorer Dirk Hartog’s landing in Western Australia (1616), the first known European in Australia. These books are part of a series of works I have developed as my personal response to this historical event, using the removal boxes from my immigration from the Netherland to Western Australia.
Both books are documentation of the thirteen square packing boxes, left over from my ‘big move’ from the Netherlands to Western Australia in 2008.
The Book is the documentation of the boxes with remnants of tape, shipping logos and labels of reuse during several relocations within Western Australia. The opened boxes are a viewing window into an unknown future.