Curated by Ellen Dahl & Yvette Hamilton
Artists: Dean Cross, Ellen Dahl, Lucas Davidson, Yvette Hamilton, Elena Papanikolakis, Ioulia Terizis, Garry Trinh, Amanda Williams
Australian Centre for Photography
Sydney August - October 2019
LIGHT MATTER symposium held at University of Technology Sydney 24 August 2019
The current democratisation of image-making, where everyone is a photographer, has renewed discussions on artistic authorship and intensified the creative possibilities of lens-based practice. Light Matter considers this contemporary dynamic and in their innovative approaches to process and materiality — analogue, digital, hybrid or camera-less — the artists in this exhibition affirm that centrality of ‘the author’ is definitely not dead.
LIGHT MATTER: a symposium on contemporary photographic art practice.
UTS (Sydney) Saturday, 24 August 2019.
This forum brought together artists, curators and academics to discuss the nuances of contemporary lens-based practice in Australia. Over the day a series of presentations and panels considered issues from authorship and identity to politics and non-human vision in the post-photographic era. There was also a focus on innovative approaches to creative process and materiality, including analogue, digital, hybrid and camera-less formats.
Speakers: Dr Donna West Brett (University of Sydney); Dr Cherine Fahd (University of Technology, Sydney); Yvette Hamilton; Dr Melissa Miles (Monash University); Dr Sara Oscar
(University of Technology, Sydney); and Dr Kate Warren (Australian National University).