The last thing I remember

Libby Hibberd painting

The last thing I remember...
Jane Burton
Lily Hibberd
Brie Trenerry

A Monash University Museum of Art exhibition
Curated by Dr Kyla McFarlane

Exhibition dates: 12 March- 20 April 2007

In "The last thing I remember ..." three artists explore the rupture of narrative in the domestic sphere. Moving between interior and exterior, Jane Burton, Lily Hibberd and Brie Trenerry render a sequence of oblique and unsettling psychodramas, employing theatrical and filmic modes of storytelling to suggest moments of tension and intrigue – illicit night encounters, domestic entanglements and menacing bedroom scenarios.

Together, these works can be seen as a series of narrative knots which withhold the cathartic release of the denouement, or final resolution. Partial and oppressive, deliberately circular and repetitive, they leave a tangled trail of possibilities. Their subjects are trapped in familiar environments in each instance made strange by desire, dream or anxiety. Events occur out of sight, or without easy explanation, and the air is heavy with the weight of expectation and anxiety.