smother

absent 2018 cotton, giclee print on aluminium, 470 x 340 x 12mm print, photography by Tobias Titz

brace 2018, cast crayon, giclee print on aluminium, 75 x 165 x 165mm object, 470 x 340 x 12mm print, photography by Tobias Titz

fit 2018, terry toweling, giclee print on aluminium, 60 x 230 x 15mm object, 470 x 340 x 12mm print, photography by Tobias Titz

vacant  2015, synthetic grass, giclee print on aluminium, 470 x 340 x 12mm, photography by Tobias Titz

purge  2018 plasticine, plaster, giclee print on aluminium, 260 x 190 x 250mm object, 470 x 340 x12mm print, photography by Tobias Titz

gnash 2018 porcelain teeth, sterling silver, enamel paint, giclee print on aluminium, 50 x 125 x 25mm object, 470 x 340 x 12mm print, photography by Tobias Titz

game 2018 soccer ball, sterling silver, cotton, elastic, giclee print on aluminium, 215 x 215 x 135mm object, photography by Tobias Titz

nullify 2015, 22kt gold leaf, thermoplastic, giclee print on aluminium, 470 x 340 x 12mm, photography by Tobias Titz

structure 2018 stainless steel, giclee prints, 990 x 730 x 730mm object, series of 5 prints of the work in situ, varied print dimensions, photography by Tobias Titz, metalwork by Daniel Schutt of Von Schutt & Co

slope 2018 stainless steel, giclee prints, 1170 x 390 x 1560mm object, series of 13 prints of the work in situ, varied print dimensions, photography by Tobias Titz, metalwork by Daniel Schutt of Von Schutt & Co

worn 2018, chair, brass, copper giclee print, 780 x 380 x 480mm object, 1000 x 670mm print, photography by Tobias Titz

attached 2018, velcro, cotton, giclee print, objects assorted sizes, 1000 x 720mm print, photography by Tobias Titz

hirsute 2015, human hair, net, cotton, giclee print, 970 x 340 x 12mm object, 1000 x 670mm print, photography by Tobias Titz

baggage 2015, pvc, satin, foam, galvanized iron, giclee print, 550 x 470 x 170mm object, 1000 x 670mm print, photography by Tobias Titz

smother forms part of a larger body of research of the same title, seeking to investigate contrary frameworks used to depict women by the media; the psychological impact on individuals concerned and pervasive influences on socialisation and attitudes towards women in the wider populace.

Within this assertion, smother examines the gap between the visceral reality of motherhood and gamut of unrealistic expectations placed on mothers from external influences. The suggested title refers to smother’s starting point, the saturation of ‘Ideal Mother’ myths permeating western advertising  that promote nurturing perfection and unattainable standards.

this project has been supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria’s Creators Fund, City of Melbourne Arts Grant Program and assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body

fodder 2015, pvc, plastic, rubber, cotton, aluminIum rivets, digital print, 670 x 1000mm, photography by Tobias Titz

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