hand for gladness
hand for gladness - series of photographs displayed on shelf at Blindside Gallery as part of 'Debut xiii' graduate exhibition, 2017.
Curated by Kiron Robinson for Victorian College of the Arts. These ‘in-camera collages’ were made by cutting and layering new prints, existing photographs and various objects. Elements of play and chance are a part of the process, before the scenes are captured in camera and printed in the darkroom.
Night, silent night, into which are woven
pure white things, red, bright-patterned things,
scattered colours, which are gathered
into one darkness’s one silence, -include me
also in the weft of that rich manifold
which you acquire and persuade.
Do my senses really still play too much with light?
Won’t my face forever stand out
as an anomaly in the world of objects?
Judge by my hands instead:
Don’t they lie there exactly
like tool and thing? Isn’t the ring just there
on my finger, and doesn’t the light
lie the same way, full of trust, across them, -
as if they were bright-lit paths
that diverge no differently in darkness?...
---- Rainer Marie Rilke
List of imagery:
1. hand for gladness, installation view at Blindside 'Debut xiii' curated by Kiron Robinson, hand printed c-type photographs on lustre (7), 8x10", mounted to ACP, custom metal shelf, 2017.
© Lucy Foster. Living and working between Naarm (Melbourne) and Dja Dja Wurrung Country (Castlemaine) on unceded land belonging to the Wurundjeri and Jaara Jaara people of the Kulin Nation.