I, JOBURG A photographic and video art exhibition by NADINE (DEAN) HUTTON 5.09 – 29.09.2012
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I, JOBURG presents a selection of Nadine Hutton’s photographic and video work. The exhibition showcases the artist’s previous and ongoing projects, by presenting the contexts in which she works, lives, loves and creates. She menacingly documents the city and captures fragments of her experience and instigates staged settings in which she allows the opportune moment and improvisation to guide her carefully crafted compositions. The trajectory of the exhibition is also about the transitions in Nadine’s work – a move from the public into the private and from the private by making it public. It is about the passage from the documentary sensibility, which informs her style, to the realms of the intimate, theatrical and/or display of the queer. It is all about the odd moment in as much as about the pause before the moment, and its ultimate capture of it. She refers to her work as “mediated” – as a shift from being the observer to becoming a participant, no longer hiding behind a lens in the use of her tool – the iPhone. Shooting becomes more about the composition and the image than the technicalities involved, and immediacy is also translated in her capacity to instantaneously share. I, JOBURG is an amalgamation of cacophony, spirituality, melancholy, sexuality, absurdity, silence, friends and lovers, aspirations - in essence the poetry of her social and personal commentary, through the use of the still and moving image. The exhibition will also include the premiere of “ Memoirs of a Killarney Houseboy”, a seminal work in Nadine’s ongoing disruption of benign heteronormativity. A limited edition catalogue will also be available as part of the exhibition, featuring texts by Myer Taub, Lesley Perkes, Germaine de Larch and poetry by Philippa Yaa de Villiers.
Dean Hutton #classifythis 2012 Digital Print on Cotton Rag paper 30 x 30 cm Edition 1 of 5