“At the end of 2020 I interviewed my mother for 8 hours over the phone. A large part of the conversation came to be centered on death and grief, as we spoke about my mum’s father passing away when she was a child and her mum dying 4 years ago from cancer. These interviews have become central to the exploration of the relationship between myself, my mother, and my grandmother – 3 generations of women who have lived drastically different lives. As I explored this expression of grief, I became engrossed in my relationship with my mother, pondering that one day she too will pass away. This artwork presents segments of those conversations paired with a text work of my ruminations and reflections trying to piece together and understand my thoughts, memories and realisations. Although centered on death and grief, this work reflects on the living strength of my relationship with my mum and a growing understanding of her rich life. My grandmother’s death being a starting point rather than an end.”
Content warning: Death and Grief
About the Artist
Ebony Hoiberg is an emerging artist based in Melbourne that works in sculpture and installation. Ebony is focused on storytelling and often begins her process through interviews. With a background in Sociology and Community Development Ebony is fascinated by people and communities. Her work opens up space to consider what makes us the same and how we experience the world around us differently.
Ebony works with a range of materials to create immersive experiences, presented with high aesthetic value. Ebony loves working with glass, wax, metal and incorporating audio and olfactory elements into her artwork. Screens and technology have become an important part of her practice as well as exploring with new materials and methods.
Ebonys practice explores complex topics and a broad range of experiences. At the core of ebony’s work is a passion to share stories and create art that is accessible to all community members.
Specific accessibility information for this event:
Visual Rating: 50%
This event is partly subtitled or includes dialogue, background music and/or sounds, so d/Deaf and hard of hearing audiences can have some engagement with the event.
Aural Rating: 50%
Has both sound and visual components, but sight isn’t essential to be able to engage with the event.