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YVETTE HAMILTON Yvette Hamilton is a lens-based artist whose practice takes an exploratory approach to vision and visuality, specifically in relation to the photographic. For Vanishing Point she has created a suite of three works that take mapping and navigation as metaphors to explore identity, memory and vision. In the Phantom Island series, islands appear and disappear, echoing the phenomenon of phantom island - islands that have been mapped, but through mistake or subterfuge has subsequently proven to not exist. In the large light-based installation, I Just Have This Feeling, semaphoric symbology act as quasi-navigational markings that attempt to chart a course through an unknown sea. The work mimics maritime navigational markers in both form and light patterning. In some sections of the sequence, the lights are actually conveying navigational instruction, but this code is quickly broken down into a chaotic rhythm where the reliability of the message is called into question, and we are literally ‘left at sea’. And in Dead Reckoning I – III the artist repeatedly attempts to draw, from memory, the outline of a series of personally significant islands, aiming to explore the role of error and failure within both navigation and memory.

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Vanishing Point  

Vanishing Point Consuelo Cavaniglia, Ellen Dahl, Yvette Hamilton, Taloi Havini & Salote Tawale Main Gallery 16 May - 14 June 2019

Vanishing Point  

Vanishing Point Consuelo Cavaniglia, Ellen Dahl, Yvette Hamilton, Taloi Havini & Salote Tawale Main Gallery 16 May - 14 June 2019

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