I am drawing a Tasmanian Devil every day throughout October to raise awareness of Devil facial tumor disease. Tasmanian Devils population has declined by 90% in large areas of Tasmania due to Devil facial tumor disease. Each drawing will be documented using my mobile phone camera and uploaded to the internet. In November I will take part in Garmin Point to Pinnacle to raise money to help protect Tasmanian Devils.
You can follow the progress of this project via Devil a Day Set on my Flickr page or via my Twitter page or via Facebook.
For more information on Tasmanian Devils check out the The Devil Island Project.
Photography has become an increasingly central tool for communication and presenting ourselves online. I use performance, popular cultural tropes and widely accessible photographic tools, practices, and distribution networks to examine how we construct and perform one or many online identities.
Using accessible tools such as webcams and creating art objects that fit into social internet spaces. They respond to popular social images on the internet and can sit alongside them online.
On the 7th of July I received a parcel all the way from Tasmania, from my sister, who lives there. She sent me 20 slides all dated from the 1950-1960’s that she had found in a tip shop. I’m not sure what inspired her to send them to me, but I’m glad she did.
You can see more and follow updates on my flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lizsterry/sets/72157630463265762/
I find my fascination with derelict buildings curious. There is an initial excitement when exploring abandoned buildings but what then dawns on me is that these places where part of someone’s life and somewhere along the line the physical building itself have been left to rot, the physical place abandoned, its original purpose lost.
Sentimental meanings aside, these buildings take on new identities.
As the building breaks down the original ‘rules’ of the space cease to exist. Nature is allowed to behave normally, plant grown uninterrupted. I find that this break down of normal behaviour and rules invites us to behave in a new way and I explore this in photography.
I am pleased to announce that I will be exhibiting a piece as part of the Scan.it exhibition at Gallery40 in Brighton. Week 1 – THE COW + THE FONT
It runs from the 2 August until 19 August. See the website for details here: Scan.it Exhibition and for you Facebook’ers here: Scan.it exhibition Facebook Event.
The Scan.it exhibition will feature images made using scanners as a creative alternative to photography. The works shown will all be straight from the scanner, no Photoshop, no crops.
The work I will be showing at Scan.it is Black Dog, an image created using a rudimentary homemade scanner camera.
An image that at first glance seems further removed from reality than the straight forward photograph.
John Berger said “What makes photography a strange invention is that it primary raw materials are light and time”
Perhaps a scan uses time and light more honestly than a modern digital photograph, and therefore is a truer reality?
Collage of scans 2012
An installation consisting of an 8ft by 8ft space. On one wall 30 hours worth of hand written ‘me’ in pencil.
On the opposite wall a grid of photographs of performances that happened in the space. In the performances I photograph myself while performing new identities. The photographs hang on nails. They have different images on the back and can be easily turned around if the viewer chooses to.
On the wall joining these two walls are three photographs of the installation space.
Showing at WSD May 16th – 21st
Read interview Here: WSD2012 Blog
Please note the sound you can hear on this video is sound from the exhibition and not my work, most of the sound you hear is from a sound installation by artist Nick Boyt