Daydreamer Wolf – Next Wave [Melbourne]
Saturday May 5, 2018 - 5:30 PM
St Heliers Street Gallery, Abbotsford Convent
1 St Heliers St
Abbotsford , VIC 3067
This is not a ticketed event
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About the Show
How is it possible to understand the trials and realities of the refugee experience? In this cross-disciplinary exhibition, artist and award-winning poet Elyas Alavi documents his experiences through personal, playful and mythological lenses. Evoking issues of identity, memory, migration and displacement, he offers a deeper understanding of his trials as a Hazara refugee, artist and migrant to Australia.
Here, Alavi finds a new voice in the English-speaking world through expressive installations that reveal unseen experiences of Afghan minorities, offering a compellingly rich and faceted take on his extraordinary life experiences. Comprising artefacts, painting, poetry and video, the exhibition will be accompanied by collaborative performances with Alavi performing his poetry alongside local experimental musicians.