KÜNSTLERHAUS

BETHANIEN

Artist

Lyndal Walker

Australia

The Artist's Model, 2015, installation view, C Type photographs mounted on mirror, each piece 70 x 70 cm

Lyndal Walker’s work investigates the construction of images, gender roles and our relationship to time. Fashion, as reference, subject matter and context has been important to her practice although her work emerges out of an ambivalent relationship to consumer culture.  She is fascinated by our voraciousness but also finds it deeply morbid. While she has often used photography in her work, she is interested in disrupting the role of the photographer.  She has extended her conceptual concerns to destabilise the photographic object by printing her images on silk scarves or mounting them on mirrors.

Walker is developing a number of collaborative projects that extend her practice into writing and animation.  Walker is one of the Hotham Street Ladies, a Melbourne based group who make installations, street art and cakes that explore food and domestic culture.

STAY
01.07.2016 – 01.07.2017