Charlotte Haywood & Edward Horne are artists based in northern NSW on Bundjalung Country. They work collaboratively and independently as interdisciplinary artists across installation, experimental architecture, theatre, film, sculpture, textiles and through inter-cultural collaborations, techniques and materials. Between them they have developed and enabled projects across 4 continents and collaborated with artists and communities in Thailand, Japan, Indonesia, Vanuatu and remote Australia. They have exhibited at The Australian Design Centre and participated in festivals as diverse as Biennale of Australian Art, Ballarat and Vrystaat Kunstefees in South Africa.
At a time of environmental flux, Haywood & Horne’s COMMODITY FETISH & THE GODS questions our infatuation with the material. They explore currencies, cargo cult, animism, social media, phenomena, and fetish in the information age.
Experimenting with such commodities as: copper, bamboo, shells, lingerie, silk, spices, rice, water and air as materials, COMMODITY FETISH & THE GODS, uses a combination of wall works and installation to link form with ephemera. Haywood & Horne experiment with various interdisciplinary techniques from the alchemical verdigris processes of copper, Shou-sugi-ban, shell work, parquetry, digital imagery and tapestry weaving.
…COMMODITY FETISH & THE GODS teeters between the long tourist lines exiting via the digital gift shop and the mountains of elemental extravagance and earthly provisions…