Vestigial Loss

an exhibition of thoughts from a recent residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris.

5 jun 2009
27 jun 2009

In his publication On the Origin of Species (1859) Charles Darwin referred to the vestigial organs of our anatomy and their role in the theory of evolution. Like wisdom teeth and the appendix, what was once necessary for survival, now merely exists as a reminder of what has been lost. With the death of loved ones, the traces left behind are persistent. Vestigial Loss explores how death can influence the understanding and sanity of what remains.


return of anticipation - by Hayley West, 2009

Showing at DEAF Space, DVAA, 56 Woods Street, Darwin, NT

5-27 June, 2009 (opening Friday 5 June, 6pm)