2018 Finalists

Ian STRANGE

Artist statement: ‘Twenty-Five’ is a photographic artwork and documentation of a site-specific intervention created directly onto a brick suburban home in Richmond, Victoria, in 2017. The work was documented at dusk by myself and my team of lighting technicians. The cinematic lighting removes aspects of the home’s specificity, placing it in a surreal ‘in-between’ space. Borrowing the familiar tropes of commercial photography, allows the work to retain a nod to its original context, while standing as a broader symbol for all homes. The home appears at once as a shelter and as a nexus of vulnerability. The red markings echo a target on a home about to be demolished. This house, is itself a target; a vulnerable object.

www.ianstrange.com

Twenty-five  2017
from the series Target
pigment ink-jet print
80.0 x 120.0 cm
courtesy of the artist

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