Replicant:  Owl
Replicant: Owl

Brook Andrew

1970 - Replicant: Owl 2005
  • ilfochrome print

'The 'Replicant' 2006 series reflects (literally) upon the act of looking, and consequent interchanges between nature and culture, subject and object, real and represented. These dualities fit broadly within the artist's addressing of Australian identity, polemics and the politics of difference.

For the 'Replicant' 2006 series Andrew borrowed taxidermied specimens from the education department at the Australian Museum, Sydney. These included native species of indigenous significance such as an owl, possum, flying fox and parrot. He shot each animal - artificially propped in their natural poses - and digitally manipulated each image so as to appear duplicated.'

Source: Art Gallery of New South Wales

© Brook Andrew/Copyright Agency, 2018



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