2022 Finalists

David MANLEY

Artist statement: The work considers architecture’s relationship with trauma and links the late Paul Virilio’s assertion that technology and in particular the speed and accelerative nature of the image has its own inherent violence to Roger Luckhurst’s thesis on the intersections between photography and the traumatic. I use the built environment as a conduit to explore these ideas through my own visual practice, grounded in the psychological musings of J G Ballard.

www.davidmanley-photo-artist.blogspot.com

Exterior stairs  2021–22
pigment ink-jet print
60.0 x 50.0 cm
courtesy of the artist, SCHMICK Contemporary (Sydney), Black Eye Gallery and Darkstar Digital (Sydney)

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