Diego Ramirez, The Infinity of the Past, 2019. Neon, dimensions variable. Courtesy: the artist and MARS Gallery, Melbourne.
Signs Of The Undead employs mediums associated with commercial signage to unpack the symbology of the vampire. This exhibition focuses on how the undead is a creature that embodies complex anxieties about race and memory: the vampire is an immigrant who belongs to a different time, place, and race.
Neither dead or alive, the undead is an immigrant or settler who crosses the sacrosanct border of life (a threshold patrolled by the holiest powers of Heaven in Western thought) to claim the world of the living.
Exhibition opens: 5–7pm Saturday 13 July 2019