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Title

Untitled


Artist

Debra Phillips

Australia

1958 -


About

This series of diptychs consists of natural objects overlayed onto Landsat satellite images of the Earth, showing both the macrocosmic and microcosmic duality of life. The colours and textures of the images and the objects play off each other, encouraging us to recognise that small things can affect the big picture.

Philips was also interested the visual language of Polaroid and Landsat images, the technical data in the margins and the traces of the chemical process of the Polaroids. Such documentation and technical processes highlight the various ways of recording the Earth and its surface.


Details


Date

1985


Media category

Photograph


Materials used

diptych: Polaroid photographs


Dimensions

85.9 x 126.9 x 4.8 cm frame :

a - left; 72 x 56 cm; sheet

b - right; 72 x 56 cm; sheet


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Polaroid Australia Pty Ltd 1988


Location

Not on display


Accession number

326.2005.a-b


Artist information

Debra Phillips

Works in the collection

26


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Judy Annear, Points of view: Australian photography 1985-95, Sydney, 2005. no catalogue numbers