Material World

A project produced by Melbourne Fringe Festival and installed in Federation Square, Melbourne, 2006.

From the program: Material World is a unique interactive art installation exploring the experience of asylum seekers who journey to Australia searching for a home. Devised by Ian Pidd, Alex Sanson and Jessica Wilson with participants from the Asylum Seekers Resource Centre, this wonderful, inviting, living artwork is open during the Festival for the public of Melbourne.
This strange house sits on Federation Square; as if it has simply landed in this environment of harsh edges, from another place. It is bold yet vulnerable. On closer inspection, the detail becomes clear. The house is constructed of thousands of objects and items of clothing…

6 x 6 x 5m, steel, timber, found and donated objects, sound and lighting