Figures of Slippage and Oscillation | Author: Izabela Pluta

Drawing on a series of darkroom contact prints titled Spatial Misalignments – which were conceived by shining light through the pages of three long-out-of-print editions of The Reader’s Digest Great World Atlas – Sydney-based photographer and artist Izabela Pluta’s debut book bears witness to the turbulence, mutability and power structures that both prop up and undermine the static dogmas of the global map.

Underscored by a collaborative text work by Melbourne poet Lisa Gorton and an experimental essay by Art Gallery of NSW Senior Curator of Contemporary Australian Art Isobel Parker Philip, Figures of slippage and oscillation reappraises our philosophical and conceptual grappling with geography and cartography.

Izabela Pluta (b. 1979, Poland) migrated to Australia in 1987. She has exhibited widely throughout Australia. In 2018, Pluta was shortlisted for the MAMA Foundation National Photographic Award. Pluta is represented by Gallery Sally Dan-Cuthbert and is a Senior Lecturer in photography at UNSW Art & Design, Sydney.

Author: Izabela Pluta, Bec Parsons, Lisa Gorton, Isobel Parker Philip
32 x 24cm
Paperback
88 pages

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