Photo Works

1973 Amsterdam, Netherlands
Coauthors: Jeffrey Shaw, Theo Botschuijver

Production: Eventstructure Research Group, Amsterdam

This series of works made using photographic media explores the aesthetics of the double entendre and visual pun.

A series of photographic prints on linen included:

  • A tablecloth printed with a picture of a place setting after the meal has been eaten
  • A window curtain printed with the image of an outdoor view through a venetian blind
  • A sheet hanging on a clothesline printed with the image of bedsheets hanging out to dry
  • A tailored dress printed with the image of a naked female body, front and back (collection of the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam)

A series of kinetic and interactive objects included:

  • Photographs of bricks, together making a brick wall that inflated and expanded out towards the viewer when a switch was stepped on
  • A photograph of Melbourne’s National Gallery of Victoria, in front of which water cascaded down over a pane of glass that in turn was being cleaned by an automotive windscreen wiper (collection of the NGV)
  • A photograph of a male torso that was physically modulated by a hidden air pump so that its chest was moving and the figure appeared to be breathing
  • A photographic diorama of Victoria’s Great Ocean Road, which when approached released the aroma of the beachside
Exhibition Record

1973 : Fodor Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

1973/04/06 - 04/22 : Pinacotheca Art Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

1973/04/10 - 04/30 : Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne, Australia