Original Creative Work - Visual Art Work

Waterwalker

M Shorter

Penrith Regional Gallery | Published : 2017

Abstract

Waterwalker was shown as part of “Landing Points” curated by Hayley Megan French and Lee-Anne Hall at Penrith Regional Gallery. The installation rethinks early colonial photographs of the Nepean River from the late 19th century. These pictures are from a series titled, “Rising Mists” taken by the Sydney photographer Henry King and are now part of the Tyrrell Collection at the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences. I have inserted a character called Schleimgurgeln into King’s glass negatives to challenge and complicate the legitimacy of his images and how they present the landscape. Schleimgurgeln is a time-travelling landscape critic that was created to explore and reflect upon 2000 years of i..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This project was made possible by the Faculty Small Grant Scheme, Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, University of Melbourne