Cuttings in the forest of images is an exhibition based around a vast collection of cuttings taken from the daily papers over several years. The cuttings are placed in numerous categories: people holding cameras, people holding photographs, people with their arms outstretched, people holding a single thing, people with their faces covered, things on fire, views of vacant lots, outlines of land for sale, and so on. The collections of images operate as a copy of the world as delivered to our doors. They are a model world reduced to a series of overlapping lists. The exhibition includes a huge wall of soft focus photos of tiny details taken from the daily papers. The soft focus of the photographs makes the real and the fake indistinguishable. The camera gets too close and renders all things the same. The camera becomes a collecting machine and the viewer, a sorting machine.
Centre for Contemporary Photography
404 George St, Fitzroy Victoria 3065, Australia
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Seven nights after dark