Rubicon ARI, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

7 - 24 Feb 2018

Single channel video projection installations, variable dimensions


Liquify are site-specific video projections by Perth-based multidisciplinary artist Emily Hornum. These large-scale video installations emphasise the malleable, ephemeral and intangible materiality of our digital family archives. Liquify is a playful exhibition exploring how the family archive can no longer be perceived as a ‘fixed’ and ‘static’ object – it has become decentralised and every family member contributes to their narrative and history. In these works, the photos ‘melt’ down the wall illuminating that digital memories are recorded only as a set of data that is both intangible and fluid. They can be edited, deleted, distorted, corrupted, transformed, altered and displaced.