Josephine Garcia Jowett is a licensed naval architect and marine engineer, trained in University of Cebu, Philippines. She also has a Bachelor's in Visual Arts from Wellington Institute of Technology, and has been exhibiting in NZ since 1999. She has presented work at the Dowse Museum of Art, Marlborough Art Awards 2013, and is an eight-time finalist in The World of Wearable Arts Award Show since 2002-2008. In 2016 she presented her work [PARABOX] in The Performance Arcade 2016, which was then presented at the SACRED: HOMELANDS FESTIVAL at Toynbee Art Studios in London 2016. In 2017 she presented the Cardboard Home Workshop and Installation for the Auckland Arts Festival White Night in Aoetea Square 2017, and Common Ground Public Arts Festival Lower Hutt 2017.
LOOK AT ME, I AM NOT THE ENEMY
I am an immigrant.
A home is a home - no one can replace your home.
I invite you to join me.
An interactive art installation about power against immigrants and people without homes. At borders around the world children are being separated from their parents and migrant families are being held in a large cages, driven away from their homes by conflict and disaster, and lured along by the prospects of a new life. In this new work the artist builds her own cage behind a golden door, and invites passers by to spend time in the space. Time and silence has a voice, and in this work the cage begins to speak about layers of involvement and responsibility for current global crises.