From the Dianne Tanzer Gallery e-invite:
TAKEN ON THE SAME DAY AS THE OTHER PHOTO20 July - 24 August 2013Preview 18 - 19 July, 10am - 5pmTaken on the same day as the other photo provides a framework for ways of thinking about photographs as objects – collected, assembled, stored and subsequently retrieved. This work considers the spaces of association that may be created through specific objects and methods used for remembering.This new body of work work highlights the ways in which Pluta utilises different mediums and diverse forms of imagery, which relate to and overlap each other in tradition, function and materiality. A horizon of steel and wooden boat stands is juxtaposed with a series of 21 pages from a vintage photo album. Throughout the succession, the depth and three-dimensionality of stacked pages is perceptible in the shadows and the repetition of illustrated elements. The pages repeatedly show deterioration: stained, sun bleached and foxed with moisture over time. Deterioration also is the key effect in Boat stands as empty frames await the missing fleet of boats that drift in the northern lakes during the summer months. These sometimes eclectic groupings connote her conceptual interest in serendipitous encounters, the effects of time and how the photographic image operates as a vehicle for witnessing various states of ruin.Most recently Pluta was commissioned to complete a major public art work for the City of Melbourne. The two-part billboard is currently installed on the CitiPower Station, Little Bourke Street, Melbourne.