Lillian O’Neil is an Australian artist who works in large-scale analogue collage. Each work in its scale and narrative stakes a claim for its own elegiac cosmology, an encapsulation of time passing, grand ruins, prehistoric mythologies, eroticism and mortality which, subject to the collage process, builds complex, mythic and often ironic scenarios in the face of nature and technology. Pre-digital photography that the rest of the world has largely disowned is the raw material, it provides a kind of revery that is in distinct contrast to the infinite proliferation of fast digital images online; monuments to a disappearing photographic texture.
At Youkobo Art Space, Lillian will be sourcing pre-digital photographic offset prints found in archives, pre-digital books, and magazines. This collection of material will form a kind of atlas of human activities, interests and beliefs. In the studio Lillian will assemble the found images into large collages, continuing her commitment to the materiality of obsolete print technologies.
Asialink Arts made this happen. Supported by a gift to the memory of Masa Hiraoka and Setsu Hiraoka and Yasuko Hiraoka Myer.
|Date||2018.12.02 - 2019.02.28|