John Stezaker: Lost World
Centre for Contemporary Photography, 21 September – 11 November 2018
By Tim Alves
John Stezaker's collage entitled Mask (Film Portrait Collage) CLXXIII,
2014, comprises only two elements, a pair of found photographs: a
smiling 1940s Hollywood publicity portrait and a picture postcard
depicting a stone bridge at Killarney, Ireland, from perhaps sometime
between the wars. The postcard is simply pasted over the Hollywood
actor's visage, but it's deceptively simple....
Architecture Makes Us: Cinematic Visions of Sonia Leber and David Chesworth
Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, 27 July – 9 September 2018
By Hester Lyon
When the scaffolding of Sean Godsell's Design Hub was removed earlier this year, I felt a distinct sense of disorientation. As a familiar building, my relationship to it felt suddenly and unfairly disrupted by the rectification of its original form. I'd become comfortable in the scaffolding, gesturing out onto the footpath: a...
Can you wear a digital cloak?
Kirsten Lyttle, Digital Mana
Centre for Contemporary Photography, 2 February – 11 March 2018
By Anna Parlane
Kirsten Lyttle (Waikato, Ngāti Tāhinga, Tainui a Whiro) is a New Zealand-born, Australia-based artist who has built a practice on the intersection of photography and weaving: two art-making traditions that initially seem to have little in common. However, Lyttle’s signature combination asserts that the distinction between customary Māori weaving prac...
Andrea Grützner Tanztee and Erbgericht
Centre for Contemporary Photography, 9 June – 23 July 2017
By Kate Warren
Writing in Artforum in 2004, Abigail Solomon-Godeau described the 'miniature guillotine' of the camera's shutter. The camera slices a moment in time from the world, removing it from its original context, but also potentially relaunching it as a new, transformed event. In Andrea Grützner's current exhibition at the Centre for Contemporary Photography, the German artist has foc...