The Contextual Villains
Our Own Particular Truth (detail)
Mixed media
© 2008

Our Own Particular Truth
They came here on boats, with exquisite taste and bad manners they went forth feral and populated. / Their children's children spoke intimate nonsense shyly in shapeshifting playgrounds. / They altered their egos, telling tall tales amid imaginary worlds of others discards. / They peddled their wares, lines and letters to keep themselves fed full and snug in rugs. / Lazy afternoons sending out stories through tangled cords of collective conscious. / And as the days pass her water-table rises, leaking sympathetic wells of water at the world's wonders. / Casting shapes in the expectation of an approaching villain. / They labour in rapture to extract from the under-land a wide eyed monster, fiercely silent and already hunting for truffles. / The path to his lair littered with severed heads and indecipherable marks, left to guide his companions in the lessons of chaos. / In the search for the way of things this fledgling clan seek simplicity regardless of the fears that face them. / Together they prepare for exploration of uncharted territories - in the knowledge that their time together is fleeting and the end is theirs alone.

Following their recent move to Melbourne, The Contextual Villains will return to show at Platform in November for their first solo show with us.

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