Artist statement

"In this work, I have invited the public to collaborate and create the art together. First, I took pictures of the people in the area, then I drew the body outlines onto wooden panel structures and finally, I took these panels to the public spaces near the site, inviting people to add tape by following three guidelines: do not cross existing lines, lines should be straight and create open lines or designs. Over six days, 180 people participated in creating the work."

About the artist

Paola Ibarra is an artist from Mexico who has worked mostly across Mexico City, Beijing and Melbourne, where she studied her Master of Arts in Public Space at RMIT. Her works are temporary and participatory installations in public spaces, using a range of colourful material such as tape, paint, and recycled materials.

Instagram: @paolaibarraart

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Photography by Nicole Reed