Eliza Hutchison


March 2022,Haydens Art, Melbourne

MUMMUMMUMUMMUMMUMMUM, 2022, is a large scale multi-image work that explores the notion of a “generative visual biography.” Initiated during the artist’s residency at the Victorian Parliament, the work comprises 16+ composite images. Through the process of collage, reconfiguration and sequencing, the installation intersperses imagery of the environmental protest marches in Victoria in 2019 and autobiographical text messages from her child/teen’s oft sent familial protests and aphorisms. Hutchison’s MUMMUMMUMUMMUMMUMMUM, 2021-22, explores her own account of motherhood set against the contemporary climate movement, where the mother is at once environmental and human. These intimate ideas of mothering, anxiety and discontent are explored here in relation to broader socio-political contexts. Conceived much like poetry, the works construct an idiosyncratic visualisation of a ‘personal yet collective self’.