Tracy Cornish: 'develop'
19 July - 18 August 2007
thirtyseven degrees - Contemporary Fine Art Gallery
Tracy Cornish is an Australian artist working in the mediums of photography and digital media. Her work is informed by the nature and translation of information through experimental photographic processes and digital technologies.
Drawing on her understanding of the chemical, optical, historical, electronic, and aesthetic qualities of photography, Tracy Cornish analyses the medium's place in our information culture. Central to develop's focus is the presentation of the chemistry of photography as a system of unknown outcomes. The artist attempts to show the translation of the photograph from object to information.
The moving image from which 'develop' takes it name, presents photography as surface information in real time. The soundscape turns the surface of the photographs into numerical code, highlighting the shift from photographic object to information. As a result the evolution of photography is an allegory for the evolution of information culture. Cornish's work breaks with conventional perceptions of photography and creates unusual devices and approaches to achieve her results. Cornish's use of different, digital techniques examines the processes of information transfer.
Questions about information culture are built on the understanding of the complexity of the dynamic, changing and interconnected nature of the systems and networks that surround us. Underpinning her work is the understanding of photography as a system of interactions and permutations.
To interview Tracy Cornish, please contact:
Dominik Mersch: Director thirtyseven degrees - Contemporary Fine Art Gallery
Gallery: 02 9698 4499 Mobile: 0423 300 802, email@example.com
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