Lina Buck: It isn't Always, Always

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Developed through the Multi-Arts Pavilion, mima (MAP mima) artist in residency program, Lina Buck presents It isn’t Always, Always. An exhibition that investigates the microcosm of the physical, psychological, and experiential relationship we share with the landscape around us. 

The environment transforms while remaining constant, change is natural. It Isn’t Always, Always investigates the microcosm of the physical, psychological, and experiential relationship we all inherently share with the landscape that surrounds us. Captured through the memories of lived experience.

Lina Buck uses MAP mima, Lake Macquarie and its surrounds as the surface for her own investigation into landscape. A gentle interaction, a landscape encased by movement. Buck reflects on the sounds and patterns of the wind and water, the erosion of the soil, the infancy of rock. Life cradled by land. 

It Isn’t Always, Always embeds processes of embodied sense-making in measuring spatial encounters. A melding of environment and its inhabitants through a common thread. Through scale and perspective It Isn’t Always, Always reflects on overlapping narratives, a world that is shifting, finding locality amongst the transit.

In the Node

In the Node, Buck’s single-channel projection "Each Other" offers a poignant exploration of social interaction and intimacy in a world marked by change and uncertainty. Through recorded performance and immersive experience, the exhibition invites us to reflect on the fluid nature of human connection, reminding us of the resilience and adaptability that define our shared existence. As we navigate the complexities of contemporary living, Each Other serves as a testament to the enduring power of human connection, even in the face of adversity.


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Lina Buck: It isn't Always, Always is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.




  • Friday, 01 March 2024 | 09:00 AM - Sunday, 05 May 2024 | 02:00 PM


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