Zofia Nowicka 'Cutouts'
Address: 409-429 Gore Street, Fitzroy, 3065, Vic
Date: 10/10/13 - 02/11/13
Time: M-F 9.30-5pm
Ticket: Free event
Call: 03 9419 8756
Polish born Zofia Novicka is interested in the idea of the crowd as visual, abstract pattern. Her most recent project Cutouts stems from her interest in carpet design and explores ideas of infiniteness, continuity and “singularity within the mass”. Cutouts is an ongoing project that began in 2009 and consists predominantly of images of crowds in both Asia and Australia.
Zofia explains that she captures people who are engaged in common rituals of everyday life. The series not only explores Novicka’s fascination with the crowd, but takes it a step further into the abstract as a physical interference with the surface is introduced. The cutouts stand between viewer and content, shifting the viewer’s perception whilst disrupting the reading of the image content. “The crowd, with its ebbs and flows, its rhythmical pattern of decline and regrowth, its ever-changing, malleable and unfurnished fluid mass, continues to fascinate me.”