Lunchtime Lecture: Sylvia Griffin, The Fate of Things
Artist Sylvia Griffin will address how trauma, memory and history have become vital to her work. Incorporating sculpture, installation, textiles, video and photography, this work is influenced by her family’s experiences of the Holocaust, and the phenomenon of postmemory – or second-generational trauma. Sylvia will describe the evolution of this practice and then focus more specifically on her exhibition with Anne Zahalka, The
Fate of Things: Memory art and objects, currently on at the Sydney Jewish Museum. This exhibition demonstrates the role that familial objects can play in challenging preconceived notions around identity, memory and the role of ritual.
Image: An Archaeology of Diaspora, 2018, textiles, personal objects, Credit: John Appleyard