In Tales of Transformation Dida Sundet explores the concept of actively displacing a selection of Norwegian myths and folktales in an Australian landscape, cultivating a space in-between two diverse cultures. Through these Light Paintings she offers insight into traditional and emerging cultural patterns, allowing viewers to engage with meticulously constructed image worlds without the need to understand their specific symbolism. The tales are transformed in translation from one cultural context to another and allowed to grow to see what remains, what is lost, what translates, if anything, and what is created when past, present and future is merged to re-form an idea of home.
Tales of Transformation was the creative part of Dida Sundet’s Masters of Visual Arts. For more information about the project and exegesis, please get in touch.