Co-authored with Alan Hill, Aura combines photography and forensic techniques to examine mass-produced objects that enter our home. These imported (sealed) objects appear immaculate, as if untouched by human hand; an illusion created in no small part by photography.
The revelation of human fingerprints and smears dismantled our way of seeing the objects in our lives (lives that had in the preceding two years become increasingly domestic and inundated with ‘products’ following the birth of our son). It forced us to confront the repressed histories of these objects that appear (as if by magic) in our home.
Image: Wine Glass #1
Plastic knife collected from a flight from Melbourne to Brisbane.
Light bulb purchased for domestic use.
Lego given to our son for his second birthday.
Calculator purchased for our son.