Wednesday 24th October—Sunday 28 October | Mawson’s Place and Waterside Pavilion, Hobart Waterfront
Bliss Me | Tiyan Baker
Step into Tiyan Baker’s immersive installation and delve into the nuances of Tasmania’s tourism industry. Through documentary-style interviews with tourists, locals, artists, hospitality workers and academics, Baker’s work takes a close look at the blissful indulgence of Tasmania's arts tourism and its impact on the state. The work explores the positives, negatives and complexity of our state brand of world class arts experiences, premium food and drink products, luxury accommodation and pristine nature, against a backdrop of declining political and fiscal support for the arts in Australia.
ABOUT TIYAN BAKER Tiyan is a Sydney-based artist who practices across video, sound, installation and performance. Her practice explores the emotional experience of the self as embedded in greater socio-political, cultural and environmental contexts. Learn more about Tiyan Baker here.
CONSTANCE is an off-site, project based A.R.I based in nipaluna / Hobart. CONSTANCE is focused on creating critical dialogues and engagement within, and beyond, the local Tasmanian arts community through supporting experimental and critical praxis.
CONSTANCE acknowledges and respects the palawa people as the traditional and ongoing owners and custodians of lutruwita. We pay our respects to elders past, present and future, and acknowledge that sovereignty has never been ceded.
Constance ARI 2018 program is assisted through Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts..