Visual Arts: Screen Space – Sue Ford

18 October 2019

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12 Oct – 13 Jan @ Art Gallery of WA ·
Presented by Art Gallery of WA ·

Part of Sue Ford’s iconic Time series 1962-1974 and her video work Faces 1976-1996, is displayed in  Screen Space for the first time since acquisition.

Ford’s images of her subjects taken ten, twenty and thirty years apart were a key photographic and  a deeply feminist gesture which changed the way Australian photographers saw and conceptualised their work.

Ford’s career was marked by experimentation with photographic, film, print and multimedia techniques, all processes driven by her interest in what has been termed ‘the politics of representation’. The film Faces, one of the first films she made in the early 1970s, paralleled the photographic side-by-side method and included, once again, her friends and associates across two decades. For the 1996 part Ford collaborated with her son Ben.

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Sue Ford Time series 1 1962-1974 (detail). Silver gelatin photographs, 11 x 8 cm each (6 x diptych).  State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia.

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