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Anish Kapoor and the Uncanny

Anish Kapoor and the Uncanny

Kodak Tri-X 400
Canonet QL 17 GIII

I love the way the artist challenges the notion of a wall as a medium. As a student in architecture I find artist are more able to push the boundaries of its properties and uses although in the setting of a gallery. I have been looking at and getting lost into the world that is “uncanny”. I feel kapoor’s work especially in spacial voids using pigments and fibreglass to be great examples of the uncanny. Light does not escape.. there is depth we somehow know as we can slightly see it.. Our eyes trick us because of our desire and a feeling of unease settles in. The familiar becomes strange. Anthony Vidler in his essay the unhomely homes points out Art is uncanny as it is both a mask and presentation of the world. I believe we all need to experience “a slight reset in space and experience” that I feel the notion of the uncanny can give us. Not just in the gallery setting but in our everyday experience of a space.. whether it be the city or the home.

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Film 2: Kodak Portra 800 @ Anish Kapoor Exhibition MCA Sydney

Film 2: Kodak Portra 800 @ Anish Kapoor Exhibition MCA Sydney

Yesterday I really wanted to try to shoot an art exhibition by Anish Kapoor here in Sydney. I bought myself a roll of Portra 800 at a lab with some interesting results.

Greenish Tinge

Most of my indoor shots had a green tinge which I am not really a fan off. I found the gallery’s white walls had this discoloration I hate touching up film in lightroom but in this case I really didnt like the green look. Is this common? But in the end of the day, nothing beats the soulful look of film 🙂

Oh btw. The exhibition is excellent. If you are in Australia or planning to come here in sydney over the coming months, do check it out. Mind blowing, smile inducing works of art It is on until April too so plenty of time. It cost $20.00 for adult. Well worth it!

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Couples admiring “My red Homeland”
When I am pregnant
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a 24 ton corten steel scultpure. It is quite a sight to see. Only a smll portion of it is in this frame.
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A 24 ton corten steel scultpure. It is quite a sight to see. Only a small portion of it is in this frame.
Woman having fun with the reflections.
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Woman having fun with the reflections.
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