VICTOR + EARTHA came about after two best friends who happened to be married decided they wanted to create some kind of art together.
The name V&E is inspired by the romance between Victoria and Albert who throughout their life supported educational reforms and enjoyed new technology. Albert was a champion of workers rights, improvements in social welfare, education, the abolition of slavery, as well as a patron of the arts and technology,
Victoria and Albert were active as collectors, patrons, curators and promoters across a breadth of disciplines, from works on paper to paintings, architecture and sculpture, decorative arts, photography, industrial design, music and literature.
Victor & Eartha’s work delves into the everyday subjects of life, sometimes with a deeper sense of reflection and other times with irreverence, always with an avant-garde persuasion.
In all their work Victor and Eartha split the creative process between visual and audio dialogues and use mixed media processes to translate their concepts. Concepts are usually bashed out together over wine and burgers with Eartha taking the concept lead and making the initial visual response, from there Victor composes original soundscapes which are often haunting and sometimes comedic and together they release a new work.
Interwoven and mapped projected visuals cover these 3D objects and highlight mass conspicuous consumption, mass deforestation and mass landfill.
Our collective and ingrained shopping habits, especially over the festive season, clear a path for further destruction of the natural world leaving it an impossible task for any person to really have a WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS when the world around us crumbles and melts under the pressure of conspicuous consumption.
The white elephant in the room represents unspoken and deep discomfort people can feel from loneliness or family pressures over Christmas time.
The white elephant in this installation overlooks the dining table, a physical object acting as a metaphor for subjects no one wants to mention at the family Christmas dinner, for fear of ruining the picture postcard Christmas they try to imagine is real.
This installation addresses issues from addiction, rejection and depression, to suiside.
A mixed media piece exploring folklore, post pandemic energy shifts, the power of light rising over darkness + the experience of DAWN ascending across the landscapes of consciousness.
Shot in Iceland - known for it's deep roots in folklore - the beginning is significant in symbolising a centre-point in a growth cycle. It is often thought that the new moon can reflect fears, shortcomings, challenges, or areas people are ashamed of or afraid to see.