Artist talk: 11am, Saturday 15 November 2014
Darwin-based photographer Fiona Morrison’s solo exhibition yèqǔ continues her interest in the nocturnal, or more precisely ‘the shift in reality that accompanies nightfall’. Often set in suburbia or suburban hinterlands, Morrison’s night-time vignettes are generally devoid of people even in a densely populated city such as Beijing, China, where the images for this current series were shot. ‘The lack of physical human presence’, writes Morrison, ‘invokes a memory and/or a trace of people who are invisible and forgotten’. Morrison’s photographs also function as a record of and aesthetic response to local architecture as well as the idea and affect of ‘locale’.