Lingual Net: 100% real human

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Saturday 24 March 2018 to Thursday 10 May 2018

Lingual Net: 100% real human responds to artist Mia Salsjo's impressions of Footscray as a multi-ethnic and multicultural suburb, one of the most diverse parts of Melbourne. 

With a background in both visual art and music composition, Mia took a considered approach to the many linguistic and visual codes present on the streets of Footscray. She listened to and recorded local people talking about their philosophy of life and what it means to be human, working with local weavers and musicians to create a film of the conversations converted into music notation. 

Accompanying the video recording are large woven banners featuring the words '100% Real Human', forming the iconic visual elements in this exhibition. All of the sights, sounds, words, ideas and musical intonations of Footscray have been woven together to form the ‘Lingual Net: 100% real human’.

Born in Melbourne, Australia, Mia graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2010 with qualifications in both Fine art (Masters) and music improvisation. Since then she has been practicing between Australia, Indonesia and Cuba, developing projects that interweave cross-cultural imagery, music notation and socio-political symbolism.


Mia will be hosting a sewing bee to contribute towards the creation of the woven banners.

Drop in any time between 10am - 2pm on Saturday 24 March to sew or have a chat. 

Exhibition opening

Join us for the opening on Thursday 5 April, 5-7pm.

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Human, a textile artwork by Mia Salsjo


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Workshop: Sewing Bee, Saturday 24 March, 10am – 2pm

Exhibition Opening: Thursday 5 April, 5–7pm

Exhibition Dates: Thursday 6 April – Thursday 10 May


VU at MetroWest (Footscray) 138 Nicholson Street

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Bec Carey-Grieve
Manager, Place and Creative Programs
Victoria University
9919 7043