May 3 - May 28 2000
Auckland photographer Fiona Amundsen sets a different pace with
her exhibition of recent work entitled Pedestrian. Stark
photos of urban recreational sites such as parks, tennis courts,
and swimming pools highlight the aesthetics of uniformity and
banality inherent in some city design. The familiar is rendered
unfamiliar through the cameras obsessive focus, displacing the
visual narrative of the site through the inclusion of selected
peripheral information. No longer seen in their original context,
the sites are freed from their intended functions as playgrounds
and parks, and in their ambiguity question the cameras role in
representation and interpretation of the image.
Reviews, Essays & Articles
The boys are back in town
The Press, 2000 May 24, p. 39
The Drivers, Pretty Choice, Eh? and Pedestrian.