👆 Power Point by The BOOreaucrats

Thursday 17 February 2022 - Sunday 24 April 2022

Image credit: 'Power Point' (2021), The BOOreaucrats, digital wall print. Image courtesy of the artists.

Power Point marries screen-based graphic culture with a performative gesture from the BOOreaucrats. The mural depicts two administrators (the BOOreaucrats) in full business suits walking into the sea surrounded by emoji hands. A feeling of being ‘at sea’, of confusion and instability is evoked. Contemporary digital signs come from a long history of signs drawing attention and giving direction dating back to the fifteenth century. As universal symbols, they transcend, and compliment written language. What are these hands pointing at? Are the BOOreaucrats following directions clicked from the ether of the internet? Or are they being clicked at? These dedicated officials seem slightly off balance. Are they tentatively negotiating the endless subject of a shifting body of water? The sea looks calm now, but the potential coming of great waves and powerful forces is perpetually present.

Discover the exhibition at Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library during opening hours. 


Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library

Date and time:
Thursday 17 February 2022 - Sunday 24 April 2022

182 St Georges Road, Fitzroy North