Satellite Gallery, Newton, Auckland, 2010
With photographers Hamish MacDonald and Richard Smallfield.
All prints are on silver gelatin fibre base paper and selenium toned. Edition of 5.
These places no longer have an obvious use or design and are left to revert. There is a sense of invisibility and also an unsettling quality of metamorphosis – familiar becoming alien. Humanised spaces previously, they are no longer maintained but now in the process of adapting from, then erasing our presence.
My work explores this change from order to disorder, to chaotic complexity. The physical site becomes secondary to the emotional state it evokes.
I’m interested in looking harder at what’s around me, provoking a response to the mundane.