Materialist Photograph

EXHIBITION

Materialist Photograph

2 December 2017 - 24 February 2018

In 1977, human history reached a turning point. Heroes died, or, more accurately, they disappeared. They were not killed by the foes of heroism, but were transferred to another dimension, dissolved, transformed into ghosts. The human race, misled by burlesque heroes made of deceptive electromagnetic substances, lost faith in the reality of life, and started believing only in the infinite proliferation of images. [1]

This exhibition features work made in response to the ubiquity of photographic images and the changing nature of the medium. This work has been made using both analogue and digital technologies, and tends to favor material accident over conventional representation. The photograph is thus presented as a register of natural events and chance processes. By allowing the body of the artist and elements of the environment in which they are working to steer and inflect the photographic process, the exhibiting artists attempt to counter the controlling influence of the camera. The results are spontaneous and subjective, allowing a passage from exterior observation to interior reality.

[1] Berardi, F. (2012) ‘Introduction’, in Steyerl, H. (ed.) The Wretched of the Screen. Berlin: Sternberg Press, p9-11.


EXHIBITED ARTISTS

Anne Scott Wilson
Danica Chappell
Eva-Fiore Kovacovsky
Jude Broughan
Todd Johnson

EXHIBITED WORK

Heights
Heights
Jude Broughan
Lapidist
Lapidist
Jude Broughan
Hours
Hours
Jude Broughan
Serpens
Serpens
Eva-Fiore Kovacovsky
Untitled #5
Untitled #5
Eva-Fiore Kovacovsky
Untitled #4
Untitled #4
Eva-Fiore Kovacovsky
Neo Bio
Neo Bio
Eva-Fiore Kovacovsky
Arbor
Arbor
Eva-Fiore Kovacovsky
Film transparency buried for 6 months, 3 weeks, 2 days
Film transparency buried for 6 months, 3 weeks, 2 days
Todd Johnson
Film transparency buried for 4 months, 3 weeks, 2 days
Film transparency buried for 4 months, 3 weeks, 2 days
Todd Johnson
Traversing Edges Corners (Red #5)
Traversing Edges Corners (Red #5)
Danica Chappell
Traversing Edges Corners (Yellow #5)
Traversing Edges Corners (Yellow #5)
Danica Chappell
Traversing Edges Corners (Blue #5)
Traversing Edges Corners (Blue #5)
Danica Chappell
Process at Leisure (Test Strip)
Process at Leisure (Test Strip)
Danica Chappell
Witness
Witness
Anne Scott Wilson