Elyse de Valle | Zoe Scoglio | Melanie Jayne Taylor
Curated by Simone Hine and Kyle Weise
Excavation brings together three artists whose work sits between the certainty of objects and the intangibility of our brief encounters with them. Alongside their own work, the artists will draw upon the University of Melbourne’s Cultural Collection to investigate the archive as an evolving process, where objects are altered by our interactions with them.
Melanie Jayne Taylor is an early career artist from Melbourne, based in Barcelona, Spain. Her practice explores the use of photography as a site for ordering and archiving memory. Using imagery from her extensive personal photographic archive, she works with installation strategies and systems of the display to investigate the transitory nature of memory and meaning, and the complexity of time.