Solo exhibition, Carnegie Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania


756 convex mirrors (10cm d), constructed room (3.25m x 6.5m x 3.5m), 64m running wall space, single channel video (40' loop), soundtrack


Video: Raef Sawford

Codex 2009

The history of all mankind is written within ourselves.



Codex explores the links between writing, mystery, subjective experience and a yearning to access the unknown and the ineffable. It creates an inner world and an outer world, juxtaposing the body with the written word, and the written word with the reflected self. It is about inside and outside, accessible and inaccessible, movement and stillness. It is also about the body as manuscript - as a vehicle for conveying an untold but urgent history.

The gallery was painted dark grey and the walls featured a coded message created from convex mirrors. Viewers peeked through a hole hidden within the code on the walls and saw a woman madly scribbling on a blank wall. Her writing was intense, frenetic and totally invisible.

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Excerpt from the Codex video

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

© Brigita Ozolins 2020