PhotoAccess Incorporated

Exhibition: Dark Matter 2 by Melanie Cobham

My work deals with migration, colonisation, language and place, mapping the territories (both internal and external) that chart belonging. After moving to Australia in 2019, and as migration became an…

Exhibitions

Event Details

Category

Exhibitions

Event Starts

Oct 13, 2022

Event Ends

Nov 12, 2022

Venue

Photo Access

Location

30 Manuka Circle, Griffith ACT, Australia


My work deals with migration, colonisation, language and place, mapping the territories (both internal and external) that chart belonging. After moving to Australia in 2019, and as migration became an increasingly tense subject in the face of the pandemic,I started considering more abstract ways to understand borders, identity and belonging, looking into the corrosive processes that we enforce on other humans.This interest has led me to research the overlapping nature between dark room photography and etching, both of which come into existence through timed exposures to corrosive agents.I intend to use the time provided at the residency to research this intersection, making the most of Photo Access’ infrastructure and liaison with Megalo, both of which offer valuable access to workshops that are no longer readily available or easily accessible elsewhere.


For more information visit https://www.photoaccess.org.au/see/exhibitions/dark-matter-2/