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Image Reader, 2019

CCP Melbourne
6 April – 2 June 2019

Image Reader considers how do we visually read, internalise, process or decode the images that circulate around us? Engaging with four artists who destabilise a linear reading of the image—Guy Grabowsky, Nina Gilbert, Ry Haskings and Eliza Hutchison—Image Reader explores the power photography has to visually communicate, and subconsciously influence our reading of the world.

Acutely attuned to this subliminal process of visually reading, the artists in Image Reader obscure the lines between the legible and the indecipherable, moving between digital, analogue and sculptural photographic practices. By highlighting the non-linearity of memory, the architectural and site-specific contexts images inhabit, or through drawing our attention to the overlooked in beguiling ways, Image Reader points towards a visual language that is simultaneously perplexing, deeply idiosyncratic and constantly present, whether we can read it or not.

Curated by Madé Spencer-Castle