In the Shape of a Body
October 13 - November 7
In her photographic and installation practice Australian artist
Anne Ferran deals with history, and women's place within it. Her
exhibition In the Shape of a Body at The Physics Room represents
a series of work developed while she was artist-in-residence in
a house managed by the Historic Houses Trust of NSW. Inspired by
the discovery of a bedroom where a woman had died a few years before,
the contents of which remained more or less undisturbed, Ferran
has used the photogram process to create ghostly and compelling
images of abandoned belongings. Blouses, slips, nightdresses, anything
flimsy enough to allow light to pass through it, have been laid
on photgraphic paper and exposed to light for a few seconds. The
resulting images show the garments transfigured by light into something
part-way between a solid object and a diaphanous veil.
The Press, 1999 Oct. 27, p. 33
Anne Ferran - in the Shape of a Body.
Examining women's role in history
Christchurch star, 1999 Oct. 13, p.
Shape of a Body, by Anne Ferran.