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Space Debris

Solo show at Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy, Melbourne, 14 - 27 October 2016. 

This show considers whether early US space programmes can be commemorated without boosterism or sentimentality. It consists of hand-made collages made from NASA and National Geographic images. It incudes portrayals of Apollo astronauts as winged and chiselled father‑figures, bringing order and security to the young worlds that surround them; female and minority astronauts who flew only in subsequent eras; astronauts gazing out from the rotting cities that once built their moon ships; and disintegrating astronauts completing their journey home to the stars. A Chinese astronaut is also featured signalling the rise of new empires.