indigo eli


artwork title: in.definit

artist statement:
This work explores the relationship between the human right to liberty and fair trial and the current laws regulating the treatment of refugees in Australia. The legal case cited in the work decided that indefinite detention of a stateless person was lawful under the Australian Constitution.
Citation: Al-Kateb v Godwin & Ors(2004) 219 CLR 562


detail of indefinite artwork indigo eli

in.definitwas created for 30 Rules to Live By, a group art exhibition curated by ARTillery South Australia as part of the 2014 SALA Festival.

Each artist was asked to respond to an article set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).

in.definite was a response to Article 10.

Article 10: Everyone is entitled in full equality to a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal, in the determination of his rights and obligations and of any criminal charge against him.

Indigo Eli 008, ARTillery Exhbition, Adelaide, 01-08-2014 edit

medium: paper, text (typeface: Geneva), metal box-frame. photo: Royce Kurmelovs


The exhibition was “thought-provoking, raw and touching” – ABC online, Adelaide


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