INVISIBLE WORDS INVISIBLE WORLDS

Elizabeth Day, Invisible Words Invisible Worlds, 2016, electron microscope imaging of carbon nanotubes.

Invisible Words Invisible Worlds: works developed during residency with the Centre for Organic Electronics, University of Newcastle, 2014 – 2017.

This work was supported by an Australia Council Career Development Grant and was developed with the assistance of University of Newcastle’s Centre for Organic Electronics, who used electron microscopy to image carbon nano-tubes for Elizabeth. The images incorporate texts Elizabeth has written based on her experience as a prison educator over the last 25 years, and are intended as an ethical commentary on trauma. The works make a connection between quantum invisibility and the invisibility of the voices of those who have been traumatised while incarcerated or in institutional care.

These works have subsequently been exhibited in larger installations in the following projects:

Ngurra (Place), The Stores Building Project, Parramatta Gaol, 2020.
Haus Werk: The Bauhaus in Contemporary Art, McClelland Gallery, VIC, 2019-2020.
Working in the Trouble: The Road to Parramatta, Articulate Project Space, Sydney, 2019.
The Fragility of Goodness: Abstraction, Abjection and Activism, Moonah Arts Centre, TAS, 2018.
Invisible Words Invisible Worlds, Heritage Courtyard Pavilion, Parramatta Justice Precinct, 2017.

Elizabeth Day, Invisible Words Invisible Worlds: Whistleblowers on sex crimes are themselves victimised, 2016-2017, altered electron microscope imaging of carbon nanotubes.
Elizabeth Day, Invisible Words Invisible Worlds: They fought the British army bravely for 100 years, 2016-2017, altered electron microscope imaging of carbon nanotubes.
Elizabeth Day, Invisible Words Invisible Worlds: The truth is better sugar coated, 2016-2017, altered electron microscope imaging of carbon nanotubes.
Elizabeth Day, Invisible Words Invisible Worlds: There is a reason beyond the reason beyond the reason beyond that reason, 2016-2017, altered electron microscope imaging of carbon nanotubes.
Elizabeth Day, Invisible Words Invisible Worlds: The just are not always just, 2016-2017, altered electron microscope imaging of carbon nanotubes.
Elizabeth Day, Invisible Words Invisible Worlds: The horror sticks to you, 2016-2017, altered electron microscope imaging of carbon nanotubes.
Elizabeth Day, Invisible Words Invisible Worlds: The damage was passed on from generation to generation, 2016-2017, altered electron microscope imaging of carbon nanotubes.
Elizabeth Day, Invisible Words Invisible Worlds: She was denied a right of reply, 2016-2017, altered electron microscope imaging of carbon nanotubes.
Elizabeth Day, Invisible Words Invisible Worlds: Justice entails acknowledgement, recognition and loving attention to detail, 2016-2017, altered electron microscope imaging of carbon nanotubes.
Elizabeth Day, Invisible Words Invisible Worlds: It is not necessarily useful to have someone speak on your behalf, 2016-2017, altered electron microscope imaging of carbon nanotubes.
Elizabeth Day’s artwork as cover art on: Mary Stathopoulos and Antonia Quadra, Women as offenders / Women as victims: The role of corrections in support women with histories of sexual abuse, A Report for the Women’s Advisory Council of Corrective Services NSW, 2014, NSW Corrective Services.
Elizabeth Day, Invisible Words Invisible Worlds: work-in-progress, 2016-2017, electron microscope imaging of carbon nanotubes.
Elizabeth Day, Invisible Words Invisible Worlds: The law is not always just, 2016-2017, collaged and coloured electron microscope imaging of carbon nanotubes.
Elizabeth Day, Invisible Words Invisible Worlds: Australia is a crime scene, 2016-2017, altered electron microscope imaging of carbon nanotubes.
Elizabeth Day, Invisible Words Invisible Worlds: Deaths were the top of the iceberg of displacement, 2016-2017, altered electron microscope imaging of carbon nanotubes.
Elizabeth Day, Invisible Words Invisible Worlds: Secrets are the most damaging, 2016-2017, altered electron microscope imaging of carbon nanotubes.
Elizabeth Day, Invisible Words Invisible Worlds: Speech is vital for recovery, 2016-2017, altered electron microscope imaging of carbon nanotubes.
Elizabeth Day, Invisible Words Invisible Worlds: The long convict wall crossed the land, 2016-2017, altered electron microscope imaging of carbon nanotubes.
Elizabeth Day, Invisible Words Invisible Worlds: There was no firm ground, 2016-2017, altered electron microscope imaging of carbon nanotubes.
Elizabeth Day, Invisible Words Invisible Worlds: work-in-progress, 2016-2017, electron microscope imaging of carbon nanotubes.
Elizabeth Day, Invisible Words Invisible Worlds: work-in-progress, 2016-2017, electron microscope imaging of carbon nanotubes.
Elizabeth Day, Invisible Words Invisible Worlds: work-in-progress, 2016-2017, electron microscope imaging of carbon nanotubes.
Elizabeth Day, Invisible Words Invisible Worlds: work-in-progress, 2016-2017, electron microscope imaging of carbon nanotubes.
Elizabeth Day, Invisible Words Invisible Worlds: work-in-progress, 2016-2017, electron microscope imaging of carbon nanotubes.
Elizabeth Day, Invisible Words Invisible Worlds: work-in-progress, 2016-2017, electron microscope imaging of carbon nanotubes.

This project was assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. It was made possible with the assistance of the Centre of Organic Electronics, University of Newcastle.

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