Patrino-patrino, was an exhibition presented at the Melbourne gallery Sarah Scout Presents by Zilverster, the collaborative practice of artists Sharon Goodwin and Irene Hanenbergh.
This new body of work and exhibition was created during Zilverster’s Williams Reserve Residency within the Yarra City Council’s Room to Create Program. Patrino-patrino comprises a suite of twenty-one new intricate drawings, a number with carved and engraved custom frames and glass, together with a series of glass objects and furniture.
The starting point for the exhibition was The Table of Moresnet, an iconic work created in 2016 and which first extended the duo’s collaborative drawing practice into the spatial/sculptural realm. It explores notions of utopian ideals, actual and fictional European histories, the Esperanto language and became something of a diary of its own making; with snippets of conversation, a record of visitors to the studio and numerous pop-cultural references. As a functional object, it highlighted and repurposed its own historical context and as a conceptual art work, bringing the past and present into focus, as well as playfully disturbing the traditional distinctions between high and low art forms.
Patrino-patrino—which variously translates from Esperanto as mother-mother, mother-father or, more colloquially, mother-fucker—continues these explorations, engaging text more explicitly through the processes of drawing and carving/engraving across a diverse range of traditional and found materials.
Install photos of 'Patrino-patrino' at Sarah Scout Presents