Freya Pitt – Fortune and Love Favour the Brave
Site Number: 24
Site Location: 23 Porters Paints Laneway, Lt George St.
Artwork Title: Fortune and Love Favour the Brave
Artist: Freya Pitt
Interweaving text and video with drawn animated elements, “Fortune and love favour the brave” creates a narrative on human desire for satisfaction. Drawing on pop-culture, mythology, fables and classical texts throughout the ages, the work builds up a fractured sense of our constant search for meaning. Exploring the stories we tell to make sense of the world – the tensions between and multiplicities within us – this work is part of an ongoing attempt to interrogate what our alliances are and why, in the extravagantly idealistic desire for more reflexive engagement and world-making.
Taking up drawing at age 8 in an attempt to impress the brooding & creative Brenton-from-the-year-above, Freya hasn’t stopped since. She has exhibited in galleries, completed permanent and ephemeral commissions in public space around Australia and internationally.
Recently Freya has covered a tram for the Melbourne Art Tram project, shown work at White Night Melbourne and participated in Skypetrait; transcontinental faces, a research project between Melbourne and Reutlingen University in Germany. Using projection to explore ways of interrupting the experience of space and self and encourage reflexive engagement, she recently completed her Masters of Art in Public Space at RMIT University. Freya and Brenton never worked out, but she does have more projectors than she ever dreamed of as a kid and few regrets.