2017 Finalists

Olga BENNETT

Artist statement: As a starting point for this work, I have digitised pages from The Originality of the Avant-Garde and Other Modernist Myths by Rosalind Krauss. Utilising retouching tools and scripts in Photoshop, I have obliterated most of the information from the pages and altered the original illustrations – photographs of sculptures by Giacometti and Brancusi. I have hand-printed resulting images as gelatin silver prints. The process used to create this work mimics and exaggerates the loss and transformation of visual information inherent to the archival process, that is commonly considered negligible.

My work reflects upon the limitations of photographs as privileged sources of knowledge about the past and examines how photographic documents are continuously altered through ongoing digital mediation.

www.olgabennett.com.au

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  2016
gelatin silver prints
32.0 x 27.0 cm;  51.0 x 34.0 cm
courtesy of the artist

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