Critical Collapse (construct)

2020
Critical Collapse (Construct) I
Critical Collapse (Construct) I

Lino print on rice paper adhered to plywood, 75 x 110 x 66cm, installation detail, 2020. (Photo Credit: Peter Morgan)

Critical Collapse (Construct) I
Critical Collapse (Construct) I

Lino print on rice paper adhered to plywood, 75 x 110 x 66cm, installation detail, 2020. (Photo Credit: Peter Morgan)

Critical Collapse (Construct) IIII
Critical Collapse (Construct) IIII

Lino print on rice paper adhered to plywood, 30 x 25 x 15 cm, installation detail, 2020. (Photo Credit: Peter Morgan)

Critical Collapse (Construct) I
Critical Collapse (Construct) I

Lino print on rice paper adhered to plywood, 75 x 110 x 66cm, installation detail, 2020. (Photo Credit: Peter Morgan)

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The Critical Collapse (construct) series explores themes surrounding chronic pain, and specifically, the challenges facing female-identifying individuals and members of the queer community in relation to the dismissal of pain and illness. Playing with construction imagery sourced from photographic ventures around Sydney's ever-evolving inner west, the artist has created a series of repetitive geometric patterns which overlap and intertwine into themselves. 

Printed onto rice paper and mounted onto plywood structures, the prints take on a three-dimensional form, slicing through the space. Simultaneously brutal and delicate, the installation is reminiscent of the healing body, and speaks to the deconstruction and reconstruction of the body - both physically and emotionally - post surgical intervention.