Daydreamer Wolf | Elyas Alavi

Daydreamer Wolf
Elyas Alavi
ACE Open

This publication is the final component of artist Elyas Alavi’s co-commissioned project ‘Daydreamer Wolf’, initiated by ACE Open, South Australia, Next Wave Festival, Melbourne and Firstdraft, Sydney, which culminated in a major exhibition alongside performance works and public programs. Alavi’s interdisciplinary practice is marked by concerns for the refugee experience; of war, trauma, loss and displacement. Drawing from personal and shared experiences, Alavi radiates a strong sense of empathy and understanding for the people whose lives are fraught by conflict, which is conveyed in his writing, poetry, visual art and performance works.

Essays by Andy Butler and Andrew Hill accompanied by images and a series of emotive poems present a compelling narrative of the plight of refugees.