Presented by Image Collective as part of Melbourne Art Book Fair
In a world bloated with images, the activities of this collective forge meaningful engagement with the shifting grounds of what constitutes the construction, circulation, value and status of the image.
This panel discussion unfolds the Image Collective’s activities, ranging from exhibitions and public programs to experimental and traditional publishing forms, including an online space that operates as a live working journal and a collaborative tool.
Developed during the first Melbourne lockdown, it sought to emulate the incidental exchange of ideas that occurs in a shared studio space, drawing new ideas and voices into its orbit and informing the Collective’s new projects.
Annika Koops is an artist working between painting and digital media. Recent work charts the porosity of boundaries between physical and virtual spaces, objects, and persona.
Grace Wood is an artist creating collage-based installations that anatomise the inconsistencies and eccentricities of the internet archive, art history, and the status of the contemporary photographic document.
Josephine Mead is a visual artist and writer. She works through photography, sculpture, installation and writing to explore personal notions of support.
Lauren Dunn is an artist from Melbourne Australia. Lauren’s interests lie in the politics of the many images we encounter in our daily routines and the role these images play in shaping our consumer desires.
Olga Bennett is an artist and researcher from Russia currently living and working in Narrm.Her recent body of work considers how experiences of physical and emotional vulnerability are reflected in images and words.
Sanja Pahoki is a Croatian born visual artist currently living in Melbourne, Australia. Pervasive technologies such as photography, video and neon are employed by Sanja to explore observations from everyday life.
Olivia Poloni is an independent Contemporary and Public Art Curator working across Australia, Asia and Germany with an interest in photographic and socially engaged practices.