Dark Matter navigates the dark space between stages of life that is the transition from fertile womanhood into the unknown.
Dark Matter (2007–9) narrates an internal journey that navigates the dark space between stages of life that is the transition from fertile womanhood into the unknown. As Germaine Greer points out, whilst a vast array of medical material on this transition exists, we have no rites to acknowledge this change and we hardly ever hear the voices of women on the experience.
In the face of this absence of a cultural language or form I gave my voice to this experience through reactivating myth. My works move beyond the realm of the physical and everyday life and express my inner experience, traversing the same subterranean realm as dream.
This inner space of Dark Matter, though initially feared and experienced as absence, was realised as a place where we make sense of experience, construct meaning and face existence.