DISTANT, RELATIVE, 2013
24th July - 10th August
Red Gallery 157 St Georges Rd, North Fitzroy
My photographic practice explores the push and pull of opposing polarities, in- between spaces and the cyclical nature of concepts and things. Fragments of text, a solitary fingerprint, the effervescent blur of a butterfly wing are all mined for their poetic and emotive potential as I estrange familiar objects from easily recognisable and categorical territories.
Using a camera-less Polaroid process involving the photogram and the cliché verre, I exposes light directly through objects onto the now discontinued 669 and 59 Polaroid paper. This results in abstracted images and intriguing textures that elucidate the universal synchronicity between the microcosm and macrocosm.
Drawn from my published text Distant, Relative this selection of intimate works will be incorporated into an installation involving rare Polaroids illuminated in dirt. Evocative of a burial or an excavation; a homage or discovery, Distant, Relative intimates an otherworldly quality that is simultaneously eerily reminiscent of the familiar.
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