An installation by Cigdem Aydemir
In SAFE the burkini acquires a heightened level of visibility, juxtaposed to its controversial reception in contemporary society. The swimwear designed for Muslim women has been the subject of much controversy, spurred by notions of cultural difference and safety in times of terror. In France, for example, the burkini is banned from several beaches, with politicians from all major political parties supporting and encouraging the expansion of the ban. In a visceral installation activated at night, SAFE presents a tableau of women in hi-vis burkinis spotted around the garden, as though it were an everyday beach.
Tuesday 17 January 2017 @ 5:30pm
Wednesday 18 January – Sunday 5 March 2017
Friday 3 March 2017
The artist would like to thank Rosemary Miller, Colin Langridge, Frances Butler and Akin Sevinc.
Kelly’s Garden Curated Projects is an initiative of the Salamanca Arts Centre and made possible through multi-year funding from the Australia Council, the Federal Government’s arts advisory body, and the generosity of Aspect Design.
Images by the artist.