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Title

Untitled

1985

Artist

Debra Phillips

Australia

1958 -

  • 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
    276.1988.a-b
    Copyright
    © Debra Phillips

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    Debra Phillips

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    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.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

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