CAROLYN CRAIG & DAMIAN DILLON: (DIS)LOCATION
(Dis)Location examines the intangibility of affect over Australia’s post-colonial landscape. In the visual arts, this is a context where the landscape is considered as a set of inter-relations between body and space, inhabitation and other cultural metaphors. The landscape serves as a site of analysis in relation to the underlying violence of capital economies. This cultural matrix is disrupted through strategies of chemical dissolution (Dillon) and copy-generated error codes (Craig). Both approaches dissolve the boundary between self and other, and subject and object, to provoke slippages into smooth space. This space of osmotic fluidity allows the artists to transgress every day into an uncanny state of confusion – to implicate the viewer within the abject state of loss.
This exhibition brings a range of new and recent works by both artists, including printmaking and photography, performative, sculptural and installation elements to fuse a new whole between the artists and their various media. (Dis)Location is a thought-provoking and visually disarming collection of works, and an experiment in collaboration between these two artists uniquely suited to the modular downstairs space of Perc Tucker Regional Gallery.