A series of conversations exploring local and global contemporary art.
Buxton Contemporary Collection artist, Marco Fusinato in conversation with Melissa Keys, curator Buxton Contemporary READ MORE
Buxton Contemporary Collection artist, Kushana Bush in conversation with Melissa Keys, curator Buxton Contemporary READ MORE
CHRISTIAN CAPURRO in conversation with Melissa Keys Name: Christian Capurro Date of birth: 1968 Place of birth: Dampier, Australia Occupation: artist & photographer MK: Your practice encompasses photography, filmmaking and a range of intensive manual and digital processes. You have described your work as being ‘in pursuit of very particular images’. Can you please elaborate on this? CC: Thinking about that now, it is less the ‘particular image’ that I’m pursuing than a certain agitation of and about the image. Since, in my view, images themselves are nothing but wood for the fire – whoever’s images they are – the questions that I return to throughout my work deal with the disturbances in us, and in the social field, that mark our encounters with images alone or en masse. I see the Another Misspent Portrait of Etienne de Silhouette (1999–2015+) project,* in its tensions and with its multiplicities, as something of a figuring or reckoning ‘machine’ that attempts such a pursuit in different registers across economic, temporal, material and aesthetic spheres. *(This was a mass collaborative magazine erasure and (re)inscription work with an associated, and ongoing, ‘response’ program.) The multi-channel video installation SLAVE, which was shown at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art in 2014, approached this agitation and its reverberations ... READ MORE