project director, performer, set painter
Photo-Op (2010) was a playful interactive installation and performance taking place over two weeks in the streets and shopfronts of Erskineville as part of the 2010 Tiny Stadiums Festival. Melbourne-based artist Zoe Meagher posed for a glamorous photo, over and over and over again, with Erskineville as the backdrop (literally). The results built up over the fortnight, culminating in a live portrait session where you became the photographer.
Playing with ideas of self-consciousness, visual culture and capturing ephemera, Photo-Op invited us to consider the perpetual pursuit of the perfect self-image, and our constant attempts to flawlessly copy images and ideals we have seen somewhere else.
Photo by Matthew Kneale.
This project was supported by Quarterbred and PACT Centre for Emerging Artists.