The Aestheticist

Jonathan Jones, 68 Fletcher, Bondi, 20:20, 8.6.03, (2003) 
230.0 x 890.0 x 17.5 cm, extension chords, household light bulbs, movement sensors

In 68 Fletcher, Bondi, 20:20, 8.6.03 2003 Jonathan Jones uses domestic light bulbs and fittings to illuminate traditional Aboriginal concerns of country. A member of the Kamilaroi and Wiradjuri nations, Jones uses light as a metaphor for the relationship between individual and community. Though his language groups are of central New South Wales, the artist grew up in the urban environment of Sydney’s beaches. Here the Bondi headland is traced in light with each light signifying human habitation. Jones sees these luminous markers as a type of census and as a physical manifestation of the interconnectedness of all people and all communities.”

Saw this beauty at the National Gallery of Canada’s exhibition Sakahan: International Indigenous Art.


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