Blow-Up

2015

printed vinyl on mirror finish stainless steel

2.1 m x 2.1 m

Photograph: Jonathan Wherrett


The Ever Present Eye

Plimsoll Gallery, Tasmanian College of the Arts, Hobart

February 2015

The most compelling work is the stunning image that captures the visitor’s entry into the gallery space. This features the ancient reflecting surface of the mirror, superimposed upon which is a figurine of the artist capturing our time-based presence as we enter her space (the image being sampled from her reflexive shot of the panoptical gaze of another camera in Christian Boltanski’s studio, as well as an allusive gesture to Michelangelo Antonioni’s iconic 1966 film Blow-Up). This image is an ingenious invitation to photograph an image of the artist photographing the visitor photographing…etc.

Professor Darren Tofts, Swinburne University of Technology