Recorded over five years, Spirits presents a series of intimate wildlife self-portraits. These charming works, created with a motion-sensor camera positioned near a dam, reveal the habits, pleasures and dangers of the locals’ lives. Spirits creates a story about the tenuous existence of native animals on this continent, and by extension, our own fragility.
Siciliano presents a series of works arising from playful collaborations with photographic materiality, non-human organisms and natural forces. Fungal networks grow through 35mm negatives documenting landscapes, while moisture softens and encourages the film emulsion to peel. Images emerge at the meeting point of growth and decomposition.
Combining photography, drawing, animation, sound and projection, Poisonous investigates the microscopic world of our waterways – a realm invisible to our eyes and critical to our survival. Hutch navigates the complexities of the ‘health’ of our waterways and looks with awe and wonder at the molecular structure of minerals and microbes that are both toxic poisons and useful contributors to the ecosystem.
This suite of exhibitions will be formally launched, at 6pm Thursday 26th May, 2022 in the PhotoAccess gardens. Please join us for a drink, a chat, and to see some wonderful art! Or if you can’t make it, be sure to catch the live stream of the opening speeches on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/photoaccess