Black Matter refers to the Gondwana- the unified Southern continent that merged at the beginning of the Palaeozoic and then slowly fragmented- to deepen into present environmental, cultural and social global matters and speak of local contemporary art concerns in Australia and Chile.

Through art residencies, symposiums, exhibitions and publications that address place and identity through memory and loss, Black Matter carefully reconfigures the fabric of the ancient Gondwana margin by loosening its ends and weaving a socio-cultural tissue that weaves from connections between different regions within Australia and Chile.

Conceived from the autobiographic, within a self-guided perspective and a multidisciplinary approach, Black Matter investigates the in-between as a dark space capable of enlightening thought and suggest, if not generate, a new system of knowledge rooted in the geographic memory of the South.

Francisca Moenne  (b. 1972) is a Chilean-born artist-curator, who lives and works in Hobart, Tasmania. Trained in media studies at the University of Turin (Italy), she approaches the visual arts through the lens of semiotics and uses language to link the autobiographical to wider social and environmental matters. Francisca is the creator of Black Matter.   www.kikamoen.com

Francisca Moenne (b. 1972) is a Chilean-born artist-curator, who lives and works in Hobart, Tasmania. Trained in media studies at the University of Turin (Italy), she approaches the visual arts through the lens of semiotics and uses language to link the autobiographical to wider social and environmental matters. Francisca is the creator of Black Matter.

www.kikamoen.com

Robert O’Connor  (b. 1984) is a Melbourne-born artist who lives and works in Hobart, Tasmania. Major in Painting at the Tasmanian College of the Arts, his work deals with the margins of popular culture and addresses excess. Rob is an active collaborator of Black Matter since 2015.   www.robertoconnor.net

Robert O’Connor (b. 1984) is a Melbourne-born artist who lives and works in Hobart, Tasmania. Major in Painting at the Tasmanian College of the Arts, his work deals with the margins of popular culture and addresses excess. Rob is an active collaborator of Black Matter since 2015.

www.robertoconnor.net

 
 
 

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