Eliza Hutchison (AU/ZA)
Born 1965 Johannesburg, South Africa
Lives and works Boon Wurrung Country (Melbourne), Australia
Eliza Hutchison’s interests lie in exploring our complex and psychological relationship to the photographic image and its indexical relation to human experience. Her ‘photographic storyboards’ and their relative arrangements are conceived much like poetry, using an idiosyncratic databank of personal and media/cultural images through various processes of digital and in-camera abstraction. These photographic processes highlight the latent content of original images while also recognising the elasticity of an image. Hutchison explores photography’s potential to create poetic and fractured narratives that engage with the present cultural context. Her work defies simple explanation, confounding memory and nostalgia.