UnMasked Evolution: Hollows & Thorns
From 1st October to 20th October 2022, Sharka Bosakova undertook the Kaya Sulc Studio Residency with the Cooroy Butter Factory Arts Centre. The residency allowed her to evolve UnMasked and transition the project into its new iteration: Hollows & Thorns.
The residency culminated in an exhibition from 28th October to 4th December 2022, for which Sharka created new exhibits inspired by the surrounding landscapes of Kin Kin, Eumundi, and Maleny.
Additionally, a series of workshops were offered to the residents of Cooroy and the surrounding area. The workshop offered were:
New Exhibit – Monoliths
Material: Textile, Concrete, Plaster
New Exhibit – Shedding I, II
Material: Plaster, Textile, Steel
The shedding is a physical representation of a dialogue of the self in the process of unmasking. In the process of shedding, the outer layers are peeled.
New Exhibit – Sound Path
Material: Wooden Frame, Stones, Sound Equipment
“What do you hear? What sounds do you make?
This immersive installation will place you into a space of inquiry opening a complex network of questions from the perspective of hearing a physicality of sound.
New Exhibit – 4th Body
Material: Textile, Plaster
The nearly soft sculptural piece is a direct result of the Deconstruction workshop with Ruby Donohoe. In reaction to the UnMasking theme, several bodies merged in an attempt to excavate relationships between the animate and inanimate, objectivity and subjectivity, and temporal negotiations of space.
Through communal invitation and physical action, we captured a process for tuning into the impulse, somatic information, materiality, and site.