2016 Finalists

Svetlana BAILEY

Artist statement: Objects, places and events that occur in separate times and places can coexist psychologically. This coexistence can be reconciled with photographs, which, although normally fixed to particular times, locations and stories, are nevertheless able to travel, in boxes, or as mind images on overlapping currents.

I return to places of imaginative influence: to my grandmother’s house in the Russian countryside and my parents’ home in Germany. Here I rephotograph images from my current life with the layers of objects I discover. The fictional and non-fictional, the truth and the truthfully imagined are entangled by the perspectival image.


Hammock  2016
from the series Once there was there wasn't
pigment ink-jet print
127.0 x 101.6 cm
courtesy of the artist and Artereal Gallery (Sydney)


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