Corrupted Spaces has as its genesis, the documentary Grey Gardens, introduced to me by my partner a couple of years ago. Filmed in 1975 by Albert and David Maysles, it chronicles the relationship and subsequent physical and mental deterioration of mother and daughter socialites, Big Edie and Little Edie.
The documentary is situated at the once grand estate, which bears the films name, in the affluent suburb of East Hampton, New York;
a home whose decaying interior is transformed into a portrait of its inhabitants - creating an environment that blurs the boundaries between the self and other, the sacred and the profane, a space which entices the other worldly to inhabit and coexist with it.
This metamorphosis of decay and corruption has become a driving and transformative force in the exhibition's development, which features the artworks of Hobart based artists Sabrina Evans, Louise Conboy and Amber Koroluk-Stephenson. Curator Victor Manuel Medrano-Bonilla.