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Title

Internment #4

2006

Artist

Elaine Campaner

Australia

1969 - 06 Oct 2020

  • Details

    Date
    2006
    Media category
    Photograph
    Materials used
    archival inkjet print
    Dimensions
    38.0 x 50.0 cm
    Credit
    Purchased with funds provided by the Photography Collection Benefactors' Program
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    284.2006
    Copyright
    © Estate of Elaine Campaner

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    Campaner has written extensively on her work:
    "'Internment' images physical and psychological spaces suggestive of the relationship between institutional power and personal vulnerability. The constructed nature of my photographs is also a recognition that we don’t believe in photographs anymore. In a time when images are censored and manipulated in the interests of commercial and state power, I am interested in the idea that perhaps the closest image to reality we may ever experience is a construct of what we suspect but are not allowed to see for ourselves…. The closest an asylum seeker or political prisoner might come to be given a face is through portrayal by a small mass produced figure."

    Campaner studied architecture at Sydney University (1989-1994) before studying painting at Sydney College of the Arts (1997-1999). Her work was exhibited in 'Home sweet home: works from the Peter Fay collection', National Gallery of Australia and touring (2003-) and she has been collected by the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, the University of Wollongong and others.

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