March EXHIBITION 2019
Nothing That Belonged To It Exists Anymore
Nothing that belonged to it exists anymore explores malformed visions of the future re-imagined through the lens of the artist’s teenage self. The works embody a link between these two worlds through visceral projections of doom, melancholia, fantasy and dreaminess. Ceramic ornaments and sculptural installations attempt to break down large-scale sci-fi themes into abstracted and fragmented objects. Merged with tacky trinkets and daggy imagery, the series references and speaks directly to Goran’s mottled memories of youth and personal experience as a teenage girl. The crossover presents rifts in time, place and matter; feeling stuck in time, in another timeline, neither here nor there, time travelling, filled with a sense of curiosity, confusion and nostalgia. The work in this show explores this tension, as connected through poetics of memory, intimacy, desire and environment.
Image credit: Simonne Goran, Swamp Sculpture (detail), 2019. Photo by Daryl Prondoso