Shae Myles’ Solo Exhibition will involve a multi-iteration interactive sculptural installation. Curating and collaborating with the artist, we are facilitating a month-long exploratory research/making process and in-situ making process for these sculptures, which investigate themes and posit the viewer at the intersection of play theories, secrets, confession, memory, and consumer culture.
The germination point and central sculpture for the exhibition is our commission of Myles’ life-size sculpture inspired by the Bluebird Polly Pocket compacts of the 1990s. True to the original form of the toy, the sculpture will subvert the charming, carefully organised domestic space they are known for; depicting instead a more fantastical, raw representation of childhood play memories, and how they may impact us in adulthood.
Toying with the idea of sculpture as monument – Myles’ commission will immortalise a commonplace nostalgia. Expanding the sculpture throughout the exhibition and encouraging active engagement from the audience will investigate a fluid boundary drawn between public and private spheres – with the sculpture, and its discursive relationship to the exhibition space vs the domestic space at the centre of this.