Charles Anderson @ MoA, Seoul National University

Always On My Mind_Home, Pt 1

This exhibition investigated the multiple notions of home in the context of today’s de-territorialization of culture and identity through the work of artists / designers from Australia and Korea. ‘home’ is requestioned by these artists, and the diverse subjects gathered reveal its contemporary definitions. Each work invites us to rethink our individual perception of home as it is shifting and expanding in both a physical and a symbolic dimension.

For this exhibition Charles Anderson exhibits A House for Hermes #07, part of the ongoing A House for Hermes project which muses upon what constitutes ‘house’, ‘home’ and ‘place’ in the contemporary world of ceaseless change, displacement and exile.

At the Museum of Art at Seoul National University, this work consists of:

1. Sixty images of abandoned mattresses photographed in cities around the world. Together these images configure a world of abandonment and of home temporarily shaped in the ruins, waste and non-places of the urban environment.

2. Participatory drawings. Tables, chairs, pencils and paper are provided for visitors to draw from memory a floor plan of a house significant in their lives. These drawings form the basis for the continuing House for Hermes Project: an evolving morphology of global dwelling formed in an ongoing conversation performed at a local level.

These two parts of A House for Hermes #07 intimate un-homed geography. This is an intuition of dwelling not as a house which becomes to our former selves what the corpse is to the living body, but a house which spatialises a different thinking of time and the dynamic of recollection.

Exhibition Flyer

Exhibition Flyer

Charles Anderson, A House for Hermes 07 (detail)

Charles Anderson, A House for Hermes 07 (detail)

Charles Anderson, A House for Hermes 07 (detail)

Charles Anderson, A House for Hermes 07 (detail)

Charles Anderson, A House for Hermes 07 (detail)

Charles Anderson, A House for Hermes 07 (detail)

Charles Anderson, A House for Hermes 07 (detail)

Charles Anderson, A House for Hermes 07 (detail)

Charles Anderson, A House for Hermes 07 (detail)

Charles Anderson, A House for Hermes 07 (detail)