Annabelle Kingston & Sanja Pahoki: SPLASH

Paintings by Annabelle, video and photography by Sanja. Lon Gallery, Melbourne, 2016.

“Sanja on Splash:
How I see it. A young mermaid rescues a young Annabelle Kingston from drowning off the coast of Cape Schanck. Years later, Annabelle returns to the same location, and once again manages to fall into the sea, and is rescued once more by a mermaid (Annabelle isn’t sure what she has seen and what she has imagined).

Using maps from a sunken ship, the mermaid decides to search for Annabelle in Footscray, sprouting legs when her tail dries. On finding Annabelle, they fall in love, but the mermaid has a secret, which will no longer be a secret if she gets her legs wet.

Annabelle on Splash:
Why is Sanja always running away? Where is she going? Is she going anywhere? Did annabelle fall in love with a mermaid and not realize it? Do we all wish we were waterfalls? Do you ever look at other people’s memories and pretend you were there too?

Annabelle making paintings from Sanja’s memories in Iceland but Sanja always keeps running away…” *

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camera: lx100

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