Dan McCabe (WA)
Presented in association with ACCA, Darebin Arts’ Speakeasy, Footscray Community Arts Centre and Testing Grounds
Trying to break into one of the world's most unaffordable property markets? Is the suburban sprawl getting you down?
Grab a cuppa and join artist Dan McCabe for a campsite chat about the future of the Australian landscape, and our place within it.
Occupying several locations throughout Melbourne, Shadows on the hill is an artist-designed tent that uses unique camouflage techniques to blend itself into the urban landscape. Making the mobile shelter his home for the duration of Next Wave Festival 2016, McCabe turns these temporary engagements with place into opportunities for spontaneous and informal discussion with passers-by.
Bringing together design principles for low-maintenance living, local narratives and community conversation, Shadows on the hill seeks to question how we can disrupt and mitigate suburban aspiration and gentrification, offering a humble, conscious way to view the world.
Shadows on the hill was commissioned and developed through Next Wave’s Kickstart program for Next Wave Festival 2016.
This project has been supported by International Art Space and the Western Australian Government through the Department of Culture and the Arts.