We were young


with David van Royen & Ian Tippett
5 – 27 June 2009
Kings ARI, Melbourne


We Were Young brings together the work of three photographers, which developed through a series of conversations. The resulting work examines collective undercurrents of fear and expectation prevalent today. It does this by juxtaposing the ordinary next to the imaginary and the calm next to the anxious. We Were Young strips away ideology and dogma to lay bare personal and private fears.

Ian Tippett shows young people protected by the cocoon of the ipod, insulated from the ordinary by the fantasy of music. David van Royen makes photographs of metaphorical landscape where fears of mortality and expectations of family overwhelm reality. Vivian Cooper Smith uses light to represent the incursion of the public into the domestic. The subject is seen divided by imaginary and primal fears.

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