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'Expanded Photography' shows the work of artists Jack Banduch, Yvette Hamilton, Matt James, Noelene Lucas, Katherine Scott, Enrico Scotece, Sardar Sinjawi, Ioulia Terizis, Amanda Williams and Julian Woods.
'Expanded Photography' reflects on relationships between the virtual space of the photographic image and the live space in which it is located. It shows the work of artists whose practices explore such spatial relationships or otherwise reflect on the nature of photography, whether from the primary position of a photographer or that of an installation artist. The exhibition is designed by Articulate to support the interdisciplinary potential being explored within artpractices that are sometimes also more discipline-specific. It is also designed to explore ways in which the spatial concerns of Articulate can engage with the photographic concerns being emphasised by many exhibition around Sydney during Head On.
Jack Banduch's work addresses the post-photographic gaze. His work aims to distort the material and receptive legibility of the photographic image to facilitate a renewed, potentially emancipatory platform for viewing. He completed a Bachelor of Fine Art with Honours at UNSW Art & Design in 2015, and his work can be seen on jackbanduch.com.
Yvette Hamilton's work charts the evolution of self, being and presence, as influenced by evolving technological heterotopias through the mediums of photomedia, video and interactivity. She has exhibited in widely in Australia and in London and Slovenia and completed her MFA (Research) at Sydney College of the Arts in 2014. Her work can be seen on www.yvettehamilton.com.
Matt James graduated from Sydney College of the Arts in 2011. He explains his interest in photography as 'There is such a great difference between experiencing a landscape firsthand and seeing it mediated through a photograph. In the former, the potential of peripheral vision is not limited. . . Using a self-developed photographic process and a customised analogue camera, I capture images of the ocean that cover a whole roll of medium format photographic slide film – an attempt to make the largest image possible within the constraints of the medium.' See mattjamesimage.com.
Noelene Lucas became a video artist after many years as a sculptor. 'Breath' is not a still photograph as it first seems. It is included in this exhibition because the surprising arrival of a breeze during the making of the video shifts attention from the content to the medium, making visitors realise the dog is still because it in no longer alive, not because it is a photograph.
Enrico Scotece's work shows a continuity between images and the locations in which they are made by using methods, such as the pin-hole camera, that leave traces of the physical process of image-making. https://thelargeformatblog.com/tags/enrico-scotece
Katherine Scott graduated from the National Art School with BFA Hons in Photography in 2015 and works back and forth between the still photographic image and the changing environment from which it is drawn. Her recent work is reminiscent of Carol Rudyard's 1980s and 90s pairing of the camera's and the visitor's slow scanning of the immediate environment, but further complicated by the escape of the image back into that environment which by then is also no longer what is was when it made the image.
Sardar Sinjawi is working on a Space Ideation project in which large images are formed through the interaction of reflections on close, transparent surfaces that, depending on light conditions, are read as large images on more distant surfaces. While they can be documented permanently in photographs, they are most surprising in actual space because they show us images that we already see but overlook, images that are commonplace in modern cities but fleeting because of our mobility. Sardar graduated from Sydney College of the Arts in 2002 and will be awarded an MFA from the National Art School in 2017.
Ioulia Terizis graduated with BFA Honors in Photomedia from COFA in 2008, engaging in a multi-disciplinary way with materiality, form and the nature and processes of perception. Her photographs merge the form of the photograph and the content of the image, exploiting the photograph's characteristic reduction to create ambiguities of both form and content.
Amanda Williams graduated with BFA in Photography from COFA and MFA in Sculpture from SCA in 2013. She explores entropy by using materials and processes that evolve and change over time – such as the use of unfixed silver gelatin printing techniques and untreated mild steel—so that images are used to show changes in materials as much as the materials function to show images. awilliams.com.
Julian Woods is a Sydney based inter-disciplinary artist who completed honours in Art History from the University of Sydney in 2015. His art practice considers interactions with the environment, spaces, and time, in part through the projection of simplified moving image onto walls, stairs etc, so their found movement is recontextualised by their new environment.