26 March - 6 April
We are constantly bombarded with Americanised, romanticised, faux nostalgic and fetishised depictions of adolescence, especially in film and television. These visions of youth are beautiful and yet, mostly unattainable. By drawing on the cinematic aesthetics of the slasher horror genre and coming-of-age films, artist Aidan Maloney explores and deconstructs the specifically Australian adolescent experience. As a series of large-scale, soft, fabric flags adorned with idealised photographs, 2001 questions how these seductive portrayals of growing up warp and corrupt our own experiences and memories of our formative years.
About Aidan Maloney:
Aidan Maloney is a Central Coast-based emerging artist, working primarily on Darkinjung and Awabakal land. He is currently pursuing a creative education at Sydney's UNSW Art & Design. His practice encompasses mediums including analogue and digital photography, screen printing and design. His work primarily engages with the experience of growing up in Australian suburbia along with explorations of Sydney's underground music scene and Australian cinema
AD Space acknowledges and pays respect to the Gadigal and the Bidjigal people of the Eora Nation, the traditional custodians of the land on which AD Space is built, operates and creates. AD Space is a student run exhibition space at UNSW Art & Design. Managed by Arc @ UNSW limited in partnership with UNSW Art & Design faculty.