Five Weeks in Spring: an emotional map of Lilydale
Five Weeks in Spring: an emotional map of Lilydale was a participatory artwork in the Force of Nature exhibition at the Yarra Ranges Regional Museum in 2019. Artist-researchers Marnie Badham and Tammy Wong Hulbert developed a socially engaged artwork with community members to identify and effect local social issues. Curated in the exhibition Force of Nature, by Gretel Taylor, the artwork was realized as a time-based performance registering citizen’s attachments to place and emotions in response to the changing natural environment. Through a selection of emotions and corresponding colours, citizens mapped their fear, joy, serenity and anger in relation to extreme weather events and rabid urban development on the participatory public artwork. Five Weeks in Spring stimulated dialogue and debate amongst citizens, decision makers and gallery audiences, contributing to an enhanced understanding of local place.
Badham, M. and Wong Hulbert, T., (2018) Five Weeks in Spring: an emotional map of Lilydale, participatory artwork, Force of Nature exhibition, curated by Gretel Taylor, Yarra Ranges Regional Museum, Lilydale, Victoria, Australia.
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