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.