Eva Collins, Howl, 2017. Single channel video, 1min 52 sec, edition of 3 + 1 AP. Courtesy: the artist and Mars Gallery, Melbourne.
MARS Gallery presents work by Eva Collins, a Melbourne-based writer and photographer. Crow explores the intense desire to belong and the extreme measures one will take to find a way of entering a community. Her work captures fleeting moments that create a sense of wonder and loss. Crow surveys housing estate towers through the perspective of a young girl, imagining a life with shelter, family and companionship, and considers the persistence of unresolved early longings into adult life.
Howl references mime and sound effects that convey primal expressions of fear and mystery. Its interpretation is open ended, but the artist’s intention is to portray a naïve, vulnerable woman taunted for her weird appearance who finds power to overcome that fear in the face of a threat.
Exhibition opens: 6-8 pm Friday 24 May 2019