breath & just be
FBI Radio & The Rocks (Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority)
The Transitory Nature of Personal Space
After this Rocks visit I spent some time thinking about Costi’s works and how they themselves, with references to urban life, city spaces and the environment, related to the Renew and Pop-Up philosophy overall. Baggage – Land Grab is a work that for me illustrates the endeavour.
In late 2012, Perran transformed a small shop in Sydney’s historic Rocks district into a vibrant artistic space. Perran’s Personal Space explored the ways by which Sydneysiders living hectic lives take time out to de-stress, breath and just be.
Featuring a brown vintage, leather suitcase and opened to bare its insides, the lower half is filled with lush green grass. The upper lid is a screen filled with bright blue sky and happy skipping clouds. The pieces spoke of history and reminded that spaces retain memory yet are open to hold something new; pointing to the hope and the new life that comes from the courage to re-write and innovate.
Costi’s exhibition and the Pop-Up project inspire new horizons for old spaces, if only for a blink.