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Adam Bunny

“Adam Bunny’s photographs are made using a variety of technical methods. Conventional photographs shot with a camera, which reference a world beyond the lens, are situated alongside pictures produced, without a camera, in the darkroom process through the manipulation of chemicals, light and chromatics. Engaging with the traditions and histories of the medium, Bunny’s photographs seek to amplify the dialogue between abstraction and representation, objectivity and subjectivity, attraction and negation.

The scale and enigmatic content of the work suggest a radiant, poetic sensibility. Yet they are equally images of conjecture, with self-reflexive and disruptive factors appearing on the scene. The images allude iconographically and stylistically to the sublime of romanticism, yet their manufacture also invokes the materialism of structural film and photography…

Bunny’s photographs stage a contest between the real and the represented — a poetic encounter — between the materialist processes of photography and the seduction of the scene. For every particle of objective detachment, there exists a counter force of fragile beauty and volatile, corrosive life.” (Max Delany, Adam Bunny: Five Photographs, exh. cat., Fitzroy: Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, 2001).

“We didn’t worship the sun, but rather the power behind it.” (Adam Bunny 2006)