Hayley West

DEAF Space, Darwin

A multi-media exhibition of research compiled during a recent residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris.

Art Exhibition previously on in Darwin precinct, Northern Territory, Australia.
From Friday 05 June 2009 to Saturday 27 June 2009
Launch Friday 05 June 2009, 6-8pm

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Published by Hayley West on Friday 01 May 2009.
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Vestigial Loss

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.


56 Woods Street, Darwin