The decision to restore a structure is a precise intervention in which its possessor has discovered or rediscovered (a) distinguished characteristic(s) that over time have faded. To restore is an effort to return to a previous setting that operates against time by repairing what appears to be decayed and removes particular narratives that mark a space. However, despite the efforts and techniques utilized, a restored space can never exist in its original condition. It must look toward new narratives and embrace new potential.
‘Untitled’ is a series of digital illustrations that attempts to investigate the transition between ruined and restored spaces and the movement of time.
Del Lumanta was born in Sydney Australia, 1989. She is interested in the collapse and regeneration of virtual and physical spaces and the worlds that exist within them. She completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts majoring in Print Media at Sydney College of the Arts in 2009. Since 2008 Del has exhibited at various artist-run spaces, pop up galleries and has collaborated with Australian fashion retailer General Pants Co..