The War on Perspective - Tim Harland
Wednesday 27th August – Sunday 31st August
Opening reception: Wednesday 27th August 6-8 PM
The images in this exhibition are an attempt to create a more complete and total representation of linear structures in their environment. Multiple shots are taken from sequential and equidistant viewpoints, and then combined to create a single cohesive image. It is less about recording what I see and more about recording what is there; neutralising composition and replacing it with a more analytic approach. There is no hierarchy of perspective, everything is given equal importance; a democracy of viewpoints.
The images of the now defunct Sydney monorail are part of a larger series of the structure. I walked the full 3.6km length of sky-blue steel in the months before it was dismantled, and took over 500 photographs, which were then individually stitched together. I wanted to take a picture of the monorail before it disappeared. But not a picture of a particular view of a single section on a certain street, rather a portrait of the experience of walking the length of the entire structure.
The title of the exhibition refers to a rejection of traditional linear perspective. The aim is to create what Andreas Gursky has described as a "concentration of reality”. I am attempting to record the human experience of moving past these protracted structures, that we normally view in a fragmentary manner, to create a holistic portrayal.