Gippsland Art Gallery 03, 06, 2023 - 20, 08, 2023
Centre for Contemporary Photography 24, 06, 2019 - 20, 08, 2019
Nishi Galley 07, 06, 2019 - 11 08 19
Gippsland Art Gallery Installation photographs provided by Lindsey Roberts
Nishi Gallery Installation photographs provided by Rohan Thompson
Video courtesy mattrichards.tv
Gippsland Art Gallery, Artist talk 03, 06, 2023
Wedge Performing Arts Centre, Artist talk 06, 06, 2023
CCP, Artist talk 24, 08, 2019
Nishi Gallery, Panel discussion 08, 06, 2019
Publication by Perimeter Editions, 2018
An error has occurred by Melbourne-based photographer Rohan Hutchinsn is a series of large-format photographs that Hutchinson took during an expedition to the Arctic in early 2017. The focus of the expedition was to record and document the beauty, immensity and diversity of the Arctic landscape in this particular moment. Upon returning to Australia, Hutchinson set about reinterpreting and expanding the scope of the resulting photographs in a bid to respond to the impact of climate change on the Arctic region and address our responsibilities not just Australians, but as global citizens.
The final works comprise of two components. The first is a series of large-format photographs that capture the beauty, enormity, tonality and specificity of the winter landscape. The second is a series of physical and chemical reworkings of these photographic prints. Executed in Australia, this series saw Hutchinson resensitise the original C-type photographs with photographic emulsion liquid and expose them to the harsh Australian sun. Paired with their originals, the works reveal a ravaged, blackened Arctic landscape. The works act as both a poignant allegory for the global resonance of our actions and as a précis on the limits and potentials of the photographic medium, taking Hutchinson’s research-based practice to new creative terrains in the process.
'At this particular moment’ by Dan Rule. First published in An error has occurred [Perimeter Editions, 2017].