Aura
Aura

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.

Plastic knife collected from a flight from Melbourne to Brisbane.

Vacuum Cleaner
Vacuum Cleaner
 Light bulb purchased for domestic use.

Light bulb purchased for domestic use.

Wine Glass #2
Wine Glass #2
 Lego given to our son for his second birthday.

Lego given to our son for his second birthday.

Lamp
Lamp
 Calculator purchased for our son.

Calculator purchased for our son.

Picture Frame
Picture Frame
Wine Glass #3
Wine Glass #3
Aura
 Plastic knife collected from a flight from Melbourne to Brisbane.
Vacuum Cleaner
 Light bulb purchased for domestic use.
Wine Glass #2
 Lego given to our son for his second birthday.
Lamp
 Calculator purchased for our son.
Picture Frame
Wine Glass #3
Aura

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.

Vacuum Cleaner

Light bulb purchased for domestic use.

Wine Glass #2

Lego given to our son for his second birthday.

Lamp

Calculator purchased for our son.

Picture Frame
Wine Glass #3
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