Peace and Quiet

28 November 2015 - 14 February 2016
State Library of Queensland,
Brisbane, Australia

At peacetime, but against the backdrop of growing global conflict, Peace and Quiet sought to reveal the contradictory and contested nature of peace by collecting perspectives and gestures from South-East Queenslanders situated on the borders of unrest.

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The Homesickness Project

September 2014 - April 2015
Logan City, Queensland

Our home is a materialisation of physical, cultural and psychological environments that allows us to feel secure and content - where we feel at home.

Does the now-common situation where lives are dispersed across regions and cultures, and where our psychological well-being is destabilised by ever-present uncertainties in livelihoods, social standing and even the nature of the truth, render us all perpetually homesick?

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The Academy - What's Your Game?

16-17 August, 2013

12 Heathfield Place, Airds
Campbelltown, New South Wales

As part of Campbelltown Art Centre's Temporary Democracies, Elizabeth Woods proposes an alternative approach to conventional social services that are motivated by pragmatic or religious goals.

In the spirit of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Woods' allusive approach begins, not with a set of functional targets, but with a source of affection: table tennis.

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Cultural Homing Device

August, 2012

Long Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre
Hobart, Tasmania
(Also see Tour Itinerary)

Cultural Homing Device is a computer application which offers assistance to the culturally-disoriented. The application collects a user’s cultural profile by asking a series of questions and then, by comparing the collected data against profiles from eighty-nine countries*, it produces a map of the world showing regions of close cultural alignment. In this non-historical age of translucent political, cultural and economic borders, the application helps intergenerational global travellers in their search for a way home.

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