RKM: Road Kill Mausoleum questions our desire to hold on to memory and life. Memories are captured and preserved in every aspect of our lives. Everything we construct contains, records and transmits information about ourselves. Even our bodies contain and pass on genetic information.
The catalyst for RKM: Road Kill Mausoleum was the cruciform architectural footprint representing before and beyond. The intersection being the place for transformation. Road Kill refers to the animals, ‘the others’ we are not conscious of. They are victims of collision.
Helen Bodycomb – RKM Set Design and Mosaic, The Pieta
Ulrike Barbara von Radichevich – RKM Set Design and Production
Jilli Rose – Amnesiac (Animation)
Davide Michielin – Sarcophagus (Film)
RKM is a multi-media architectural installation that was first exhibited at the 2015 Castlemaine State Festival (13th – 22nd March 2015), as part of the curated Visual Art Program.
The Castlemaine State Festival is a biennial ten-day multi-arts celebration that draws on the distinctive culture of the central Victorian goldfields region – of old and new, of the artistic and the agricultural, and its dynamic community strengths. The Festival showcases works from the region’s finest artists and performing arts companies, alongside those by national and international artists.
During the 2015 Castlemaine State Festival the former Castlemaine Woollen Mills was utilized for a range of performance and exhibition uses. RKM was installed here within the former Baling Shed, a 19th century former agri-industrial space. Over the ten day festival RKM was open every day and was attended by approximately 1400 local, interstate and international visitors.