exhibitions – black friday tav taiwan 2008

Black Friday, Barry Room, Taipei Artist Village, Taiwan 2008

3000 black butterflies cling to the windows, ceiling and walls of the gallery. The butterflies are fugitive and directionless, simultaneously having a film noir ‘Hitchcockian’ presence and a sense of absence and loss. A single tree is uprooted. Dislocated, its unnatural blackness forebodes a bleak environmental future.  Dyer presents nature in shock. ‘There is a pressing concern to protect our environment in the midst of overwhelming evidence of rapid climate change.  l want to create art works that provoke discussion.’

Installation sited in interior and exterior of the gallery; laminated paper butterflies, tree, scaffolding, ladder.

Project and artist residency funded by Asialink Australia and Taipei Artist Village.