"The skin" by Alison Bennett, Oct. 16 - Nov. 16 2014
Alison Bennett is an artist working in photography and digital media currently completing a ‘creative practice as research’ PhD project at Deakin University. Her research is framed by a question about the reconstitution of photographic surface within digital media.
The 'skin' of the Widget Art Gallery gave Bennett the opportunity to continue her investigation of surface in digital images in a new way.
The photographic image has shifted from a literal surface – a print – to an interconnected ephemeral surface, a skin-scape: the WAG; reconstituted via screens and code. Bennett was working with detailed images of human skin as a metaphor for surface transformed into an effort to 'see under the hood', to gain insight into how 'surface' operates within digital media. Artist's website.