Monday, January 21, 2013

Kelley Walker Maui


2001, CD Rom and Poster on canvas, 7 x 9 ft
Using the Maui air crash photo, Kelley Walker uses media images as a platform where abjection and desire become indistinguishable. Obscuring the picture with a bunch of colourful dots, Walker visualises the clothing company’s ‘united colours’ slogan, and makes reference to the pixelised format of digital media. Maui is both appealing and appalling: exposing the malleable nature of the meaning of images, Walker questions a world order where human value is calibrated equally by fashion and trauma.

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