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Perimeter Talks w/ Eliza Hutchison

Perimeter is thrilled to continue its new programming initiative for 2017: Perimeter Talks. Taking place approximately once a month on a weekend afternoon, the series features lectures, panel discussions and more casual in-conversations with publishers, artists, curators, designers, writers and editors. The talks explore and address various themes and issues relating to contemporary photographic, art and design publishing – helping demystify, challenge and offer insight into publishing as a medium and a practice.

Our fourth talk for 2017 features Melbourne-based photographer and artist Eliza Hutchison, who will discuss her long-awaited debut book Family Photos (Perimeter Editions) – which was launched at Offprint London, Tate Modern, in May 2017 – against the backdrop of her wider, resolutely experimental photography practice. In a career stretching back to the 1990s, Hutchison has worked to slice, shred, fold, mirror and sculpt photographic images, materials and surfaces to both activate and complicate the photograph’s chain of command. The images that echo throughout her book – many of which came out of a residency at the Cité des Arts in Paris – both embrace and shatter their collective title. Prised from the swamp of Hutchison and her family’s wider history, present and semiconscious, they ricochet between intense intimacy and collective significance, applying photography’s indexical potential to the most ephemeral and malleable of moments. Here, she makes visible the turbulence of the psychological and the uncertainty and fallibility of memory.

The talk will be followed by a book signing.

Where: Perimeter Books, 748 High Street, Thornbury.
When: Sunday July 23, 3pm–4pm.

Seating strictly limited. RSVP essential (hello@perimeterbooks.com). $5 donation on the door.