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Project Archive

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Practitioner

Event

Date

0204

Trade Stories

Lisa Hilli

Residency

11.01.18 - 27.01.18

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Lisa Hilli
0204
11.01.18 - 27.01.18

For three weeks in January 2018, artist and researcher Lisa Hilli opened up the doors of the Black Box to invite people to listen and share the history of materials exchanged and traded between Pacific Islander and European people during the 19th Century. Visitors joined Lisa in collective labour to thread a vast amount of beads that were then strung up throughout the space in a site-responsive installation, while (re)telling historical tales of trade, economic exploitation, cultural change and the building of colonial empires embedded within these small items known historically as trade beads.

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