photos: corey rankin (top left), christopher verheyden (right)
To install displaced (2018 ), Ferracin transported seedling of the exotic vine Cardiospermum grandiflorum (balloon vine)
from her Sydney bush environment - which is well outside its native habitat of America, India and Africa - to the outdoor space at Culture at Work.
She allowed the infestation to (safely) spread, thus demonstrating botanical entropy. Ferracin wanted to recreate the same invasive feeling
she experienced when observing the vine overtaking Casuarina trees in the native environment. By exposing the plastic vases containing the seedlings,
Ferracin also alludes to the plastic invasion in the consumerist world.
The three sculptures in displaced were constructed with compressed Casuarina needles and are exhibited within the same displaced context as a way
of reflecting the protective and nurturing nature of the native flora in contrast with the uncontrolled growth of noxious weeds.