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Cooked

Mixed Media – Latex prints on vinyl, glass plates, martini glasses, bone-handled cutlery, shot-taffeta fabric.

Exhibited:
The Light Gallery, Centre for Creative Photography, Adelaide, South Australia, 2012
The Buninyong Brewery, Buninyong, Australia, 2011 as part of the Ballarat International Foto Biennale Fringe Exhibition Program.

Pam Kleemann © 2011

A Private View - Skinned

While researching ideas about colonisation, consumerism and commodification for her Master’s Degree, Kleemann was struck by the concept of the colonisers literally eating off the backs of the colonized, a notion that continues to resonate, long after colonisation is ‘supposedly’ a practice of the past, and populations (and territories) have gained ‘independence’.

Skinned takes the form of a dinner party table layout, with images of skin as placemats and drink coasters, and bone-handled cutlery as the tools for consumption. A clear glass plate is set on each placemat, creating another lens through which to view the work. Martini glasses complete the elegant setting.