Installation Stills explores the role of photographic documentation in recent installation works by twenty artists based mainly in South Australia. The exhibition focuses upon the relationships and tensions between photographic and installation processes - investigating the artistic legitimacy of the photographic image in the absence of an original, live installation work. Offering a survey of recent installation practice, this exhibition questions photography's intervention and its subsequent position as a product of artifice. It explores the role of photography in documenting and historicising spatial constructs that have long since dissipated or been removed from memory. In a social and cultural environment where memory and the veracity of the camera image are omnipotently subverted by technology, these works act as testament, chronicle and artefact.
Image Credit: Helen Fuller, Yellow Frock (details from a still life), 2000.
Photo Credit: Alison Main
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