Home Is Where The Fridge Is
by Karen Spencer
‘Home Is Where The Fridge Is’ is Karen Spencer’s quirky collection of embroidered fridge magnets. The text-based magnets range from motivational phrases to pop culture references to gently thought provoking messages that reflect upon our current climate. Environmental sustainability is a priority for Karen, so the project has been created entirely from discarded materials. This installation takes place in the Mudfest Virtual Exhibition (yes, there’s a fridge in there!), and Karen is also hosting a free online workshop where participants can create their own magnet.
This work can also be viewed in our virtual gallery here.
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Work in progress shots
Video description: Progress video of sewing the coloured fabric border onto a magnet. Red thread is being sewed around the border of a now painted over magnet.
Audio description: The clacking of a sewing machine.
Video description: A timelapse of the fridge magnet being embroidered. Initially all we can see is an orange cartoon dinosaur – a sped up hand stitches the word ‘roar’ to the right of the dinosaur.
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Watch the interview below for an insider scoop into Karen’s life and artistic practice, hosted by Steph Markerink – Mudfest Visual Arts Creative Producer.
Created by: Karen Spencer
We acknowledge the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nations as the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live, work, and learn. We pay our respects to the Elders past, present, and emerging. Sovereignty was never ceded. This always was and always will be, Aboriginal land.