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Title

brownwork #2 , from the series brownwork

1996

Artist

Rosemary Laing

Australia

1959 -

  • Details

    Date
    1996
    Media category
    Photograph
    Materials used
    digital image, computer painted vinyl
    Dimensions
    250.0 x 250.0 cm
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Anonymous gift 2004
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    290.2004
    Copyright
    © Rosemary Laing

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  • About

    Rosemary Laing's work has achieved considerable national and international attention and has been included in numerous group exhibitions in Australia and overseas. Working since the mid 1980s, her photomedia based practice can be characterised by its seamless representation of naturalistic detail and hyperreal effect.

    In 'brownwork' Laing turns her attention to the structures that facilitate air travel. Photographing empty airfreight containers and cargo in transit from above, she examines the industrial and in-between spaces where flight occurs. The processes and machinery that make travel possible are often obscured by the mask of technological efficiency, but here Laing exposes them.

    Through travel we transcend the boundaries of time and space; far flung destinations become adjacent neighbours and time folds back on itself. Revealing the labour and resources involved from unfamiliar vantage points, Laing dramatises the mechanics of this transitory state.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

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