Grayson Cooke: Old Growth - Art Collector

Grayson Cooke, Deforest, 2015. 1080p digital video - 10:19mins, edition of 5. Courtesy: the artist and Brenda May Gallery, Sydney

'Old Growth' is an environmental critique and material enquiry, it consists of three video works, each of which explores different effects of resource extraction or anthropogenic climate change. Each work consists of time-lapse photography of film media being chemically degraded.

Frack' explores "virtual fracking" - it uses chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing to dissolve photographs of sedimentary rock. 'Deforest' uses sulphuric acid (which burns to the touch) to melt photographs of old growth rainforest. 'Bleach' uses a range of bleaching agents to dissolve photographs of the Great Barrier Reef.

Exhibition opens: 3-5pm Saturday, 1 October 2016
Exhibition closes: 27 October 2016
Location: Brenda May Gallery, 2 Danks Street, Waterloo NSW 2017
Contact: 02 9318 1122

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