Simryn Gill: Caress

Art Artwork from Australia. Published by M.C.A. on Wednesday 08 October 2014.

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Simryn Gill has a diverse practice, including making photographs, sculptures and collections, and writing and drawing.

To make the elegiac work Caress, the artist placed sheets of paper over typewriters and made rubbings, with graphite, of the machines on the surface of the paper. The typewriter is a hand operated machine for making ink notations on paper, an active, and in some hands, expressive tool. Here, the artist has made the machine passive: the marks on paper are of the machine rather than by the machine. The rubbings are like death masks of each individual typewriter.

http://www.mca.com.au/collection/work/2010421/