I love Hoda Afshar's portraits and videos from Manus Island (it's Australia's Refugee Devil's Island - you go in but you n...
Wednesday, 25 June 2008
These images are from the Hairnets and Nylons series by Elaine Duigenan (her show Intimate Archaeology opens at Klompching Gallery on July 10th).
I interviewed Elaine yesterday for the BJP and she was so lovely and eloquent about her work I thought I would post.
The images are from digital photograms, and explore Elaine's obsession with the underbelly of the ephemera of everyday life, something she has been pursuing in her earlier images of old animal specimens.
Photographed on an ordinary household scanner (an old epson), they have a weird organic quality - they're a kind of photographic Rorschach Test.
Anyway, Elaine has really pushed the digital photogram to its limits here, but anyone can do it, albeit without the depth and complexity. Just one recommendation from Elaine - "You have to move on from flowers."
Remember that everyone, No Flowers!