Janenne Eaton’s FENCES B/ORDERS WALLS – Keep Clear, presented at Canberra Contemporary Art Space, combines the original FENCES B/ORDERS WALLS (2016) installation, with a new section positioned at the heart of it. Similar to a road sign billboard, the text ‘KEEP CLEAR’ appears, a ‘split skull’ image takes up position between the two words. With its mirror-like quality, the sign presents the illusion of a potential rupture, a ‘space’, capturing the image of the audience as it merges with the work’s central narrative.
…every wall inspires its own subversion, either by infiltrators, who dare to go over, under or around them, or by artists who transform them.
Marcello di Cinto, Walls: Travels Along The Barricades, Soft Skull Press, 2013
Image: Janenne Eaton KEEP CLEAR, 2018, Acrylic on Hi Impact Styrene, wood, metal, 122cm x 530cm