Alex Bierk: Forerunners

You can go home again, but it won’t be the same. The physical place may change with time, but the idea of home is etched into us like a tattoo. We can harbour an implacable longing and revulsion for home as we learn to coexist with our ghosts, including the ghost of our former self. If you return to your home town a different person that you were when you left, how do you get people to see that? What does home look like when you look to the future through the eyes of your children? With his exhibition Forerunners, on at Artspace, Alex Bierk thoughtfully confronts his shadows.

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