Sydney College of the Arts
The University of Sydney
Balmain Road, Rozelle
All the things I can hold in my arms, an exhibition by Master of Fine Arts candidate, Kate Beckingham, explores what happens when something that was created in a virtual, or un-real, environment, is translated into a real object that exists in actual space.
All the things I can hold in my arms takes digitally created blocks of colour that hover in the foreground of small photographic images and translates them into sculptural forms that exist in actual and experienced space. With this series, Beckingham was interested in taking something that was un-real (something that existed only in the image space) and making it something that could be related to in real space. While the sculptural forms appear fragile in real space, perched upon thin stands, the digitally created blocks of colour appear strong as they hover in the foreground of the image. Through this, Beckingham questions what could be considered to be more present: an object in real space or something that exists within image space.
Image: Kate Beckingham, Untitled 1, from All the things I can hold in my arms (detail), 2012. Digital C-type print, 17.8 x 11.8 cm.