Rebecca Shanahan

Home Security

Art Exhibition previously on at AirSpace Projects in Marrickville precinct, New South Wales, Australia. Published by AirSpace Projects on Tuesday 21 March 2017. Friday 07 April 2017 to Saturday 22 April 2017. Opening Friday 07 April 2017 6.00-8.00pm.

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Home Security uses performed actions and self-surveillance to synthesise ideas about temporality, gendered labour and contemporary conditions of existence.

Filming herself with security cameras, the artist unravels adult jumpers and uses the yarn to knit children’s hats. Home Security models and reveals the invisible volunteer labour (usually women’s) that underpins capitalist economies yet is unaccounted for. The history of women knitting for others is often political, and this work operates in the current context of global family trauma and displacement. Unfolding in real time, the activities and video meditate on transience and the multiple networked presences of performed and documented everyday life.


10 Junction Street, Marrickville, Sydney. Just 6 minutes walk along Schwebel Street from Marrickville train station