The Sun’s Kiss begins to Sting
The Sun’s Kiss begins to Sting examines social connectivity as a central theme within contemporary life. The exhibition looks at how the ways we connect are adapting in current global conditions, and how climate change alters our engagement and experience of social and physical spaces.
Through video, text and installation works, Lina Buck investigates the impacts of the rapid development of urban infrastructure and industry. Addressing the implications of increasing global heat on social and environmental life, with some works exploring the concept of cast shadows (shade) as a space of refuge, connectivity, and reflection.
How we develop and share resources and knowledge collectively; and how we experience a sense of belonging depend on a community’s access to collective spaces. Notions of security and the well-being of an individual are sustained through support from family, peers and community. Lina ‘s works approach the fragile balance of maintaining our connectivity with others, within a context of vastly increasing urban growth.
The Sun’s Kiss begins to Sting highlights public spaces as opportunities for gathering and sociality. Buck reflects on the politics of public and private space and how an increase in heat and light may affect the organic growth of communities to come.
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Image: Lina Buck, still image from Golden Hour 2022, two-channel video, 7'49''. Performance sequences shot by: Aaron Claringbold, Performers: Airlie Forbes, Isabel Buck and Paul Murphy, Shoot assistant: Brigitte Trobbiani