To celebrate and support our participation as artists in the Honolulu Biennial 2017, we are releasing selected works in our Local Knowledge series as as series of Limited Edition prints. 1 work will be released each Monday until the show closes, and there will only be 20 prints made in each edition. The Honolulu Biennial runs from March 8 – May 8, 2017. Follow us on Instagram @lesfilterfeeders to be alerted to each week’s surprise print release. The complete set of 15 is also available for purchase in a Limited Edition boxed set.
This print, Never Turn Your Back to the Ocean (Local Knowledge), is a reproduction of an original mixed media painting by artists Sally Lundburg & Keith Tallett (Les Filter Feeders). The original work combines a photographic print on habotai silk, enamel paint, powdered pigment & epoxy resin on wood panel. The Local Knowledge works, begun in 2014 during Sally & Keith’s residency at Present Project in Oahu, are meant to serve as alternative signage, providing warnings, invitations, and anecdotal observations for communities in transition. Les Filter Feeders play with humor and irony, and make use of misspelling, letter placement, and image/text juxtapositions to allude to hidden meanings. These pieces stem from the concept of local knowledge as a knowledge system that is dynamic as people adapt to changes in their environment and absorb and assimilate ideas from a variety of sources. All communities possess local knowledge – rural and urban, settled and nomadic, original inhabitants and migrants. To see more of the series, visit their website http://www.lesfilterfeeders.com/project/local-knowledge/