ArbitersOrson Heidrich, Vasili Papathanasopoulos, Manon Mikolaitis, Daniel Mitchell, Bryce Noakes, Cat Wratten, Tayla Jay
Curated by Vasili Papathanasopoulos & Orson Heidrich
31 January - 17 February 2018
Opening night Tuesday 30 January 2018, 5-8 PM
An image is a material depiction of an object, subject or place, made visible through the action of being photographed. By focusing on these scenes visually through photography and video, the artist brings it to the forefront. Through this action, the artist becomes the author / arbiter of significance in their world.
Through photography, video and mixed medium Arbiters examines photography in an expanded sense to gauge the overall contemporary state of the image. Each work in the exhibition implicitly or explicitly explores what we accept within the realm of photography and video.
Thematics of the work include the exploitation of visual mediums, through intervention or a lack of intervention to create interaction between life and the image, the ways in which visual media and imagery specific to the female body is fabricated, editing techniques and the machinations of manipulation and considerations of where memory sits in relation to the photographic image. Each work reckons with the specific nature of photography and video as media and the meaning they produce in the world.
Cover Image: TAYLA JAY Baby (2017) Stills from HD Videos, 2 x LCD Screens. Set of 2.
Images courtesy of the artists and Kudos Gallery. Photos: Nicholas Aloisio-Shearer