Joan Ross: Collector's Paradise
Know My Name
Artist Joan Ross asks us to think about museums as places that keep, acquire, and classify objects. In her vast work of art, Collector's Paradise, a fluorescent moth with flapping wings unleashes chaos. Vitrines smash, specimens escape, and the museum tumbles down. In the wake of a flood that clears the rubble, Weereewa/Lake George emerges as drawn by the colonial artist Joseph Lycett in 1825. Gold balloons spelling $BOUNTY$ float and later burst in the bright blue sky.
Joan Ross: Collector's Paradise is a Know My Name project and was presented as part of the 2021 Enlighten Festival.