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Alexandra Frith

Hungry Limit

Fencing and electrical wire, domestic utensils and industrial parts
Dimensions variable
 
 
Alexandra Frith
Hungry Limit, 2013
Fencing and electrical wire, domestic utensils and industrial parts
Dimensions variable
Photograph: Kristian Häggblom


The project refers to the partiality and peculiarity of vision, mediated through studies of waste and renewal. This creative practice began during time spent in Warakurna, an Indigenous community in the Western desert, where I worked as an artist’s assistant. In my work I make baskets out of found objects and electrical wire, delicate structures that seem to belie their origins, and which refer to Indigenous weavings of wool, grasses and feathers that make up women’s basket arts there. By this practice I explore the debt my work has to theirs and the possibilities of cultural exchange. Utilising the process of weaving, I convert discarded everyday objects, enabling new association and enigmatic value. Through the tropes of waste, utility and exchange, my art practice investigates our relation to human occupation of place, and the object, its manufacture and the environment which provides the context for interpretation.
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