Hayden Fowler: Your Death - Art Collector

  Hayden Fowler, Your Death X, 2015. C-type photographic print edition of 5 + 2 AP, 88 x 125cm. Joy Lai. Courtesy: the artist and Gallery 9, Darlinghurst

Hayden Fowler's Your Death is a new photographic series documenting an ongoing performance project in which the artist submits his own body in a poignant remembrance of New Zealand's catastrophic bird extinctions.

Over three sessions during Sydney’s Art Month in March this year, in an aestheticized street-front window, Fowler’s torso was tattooed with an image of the South Island Kōkako - last sighted in 1967 and officially declared extinct in 2004. In June 2014 the project was undertaken in Berlin, where the extinct Whēkau or Laughing Owl was tattooed in flight across his chest, commemorating the 100th anniversary of its disappearance. Each event was choreographed over three sessions, irreversibly transforming Fowler’s skin into a conjunction of living bodies.

Exhibition opens: 6-8pm Wednesday 3 June 2015
Exhibition closes: 27 June 2015
Location: Gallery 9, 9 Darley St Darlinghurst NSW 2010

Contact: 02 9380 9909
Email: info@gallery9.com.au

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