Jenny Zhe Chang

A site-specific installation comprising over two thousand small sailing boats. Located in a building that was formally the kindergarten for the Wiltona migrant hostel Chang’s fragile vessels congregate in their temporary home waiting for an opportunity to disperse into a larger sea.  Each vessel is made from ‘Microfilm’, a document storage system widely used by libraries since the early twentieth century. Very much like a migrant in a new land each one of these little boats offers us a myriad of untapped potential ready to be released.