Stephen Tierney (AU)

The collaborative work of Steve Tierney and Tanja Bruckner aims to disrupt notions of representation in popular culture by replacing the female model with the body of Tierney himself. Large cut and reassembled photographs of the human body transform everyday fashion photography and challenge traditional collage techniques. Prevailing notions of beauty and form are re-examined by the layering of images. Creating a powerful and effective balance between the hidden and revealed. The use of negative space is important. Presenting the audience with familiar shapes and textures that question preconceived ideas of how bodies are commonly represented through media and art.