I Dream of Komatsu
Copper, rubber, Naracoorte Limestone
60 x 40
eDuard (b. Johannesburg, South Africa) moves between sculpture and performance to materialize his concepts. Using casting as method and metaphor he is currently exploring the role of nostalgia and shame in the negotiation and production of cultural identities: identities cast into molds of memory, language and landscape.
eDuard has participated in international residencies in New York (Arts Letters and Numbers) and Indiana (Indy Convergence) and has been awarded the Constance Gordon Johnson Prize for Sculpture and Installation (2016), President of the Friends of the South Australian School of Art Prize (2016), Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society prize (2017), the City Rural Helpmann Academy Travel Award (2018) and the Bendigo Adelaide Bank Award (2018). ”I Dream of Komatsu - a copper carcass cast in limestone sourced from Henscke quarry in Naracoorte, is a whimsical play on the dreams of the last Thylacoleo Rex as it lay down for the last time.
It brings together the serendipitous discovery of the limestone caves (with the help of a Komatsu mining vehicle) with the question around the impact of mining (and now globalised mining) on the South East of Australia.