From ‘Collision with a frogman’, found images on paper, 2008

From ‘Pastoral scenes’, ink and collage on found images, 2010

Some of the images, text and other found/stolen material I used in various configurations throughout 2009-10 (’Well I wonder’, ‘Digging’, ‘Another window with a different view’, ‘A map that interrupts itself’)

‘Another window with a different view’, Sydney College of the Arts postgraduate degree show, 2010 (bottom three photos Unseen Magazine Blog 2010/11, photographer unknown)

‘What noise in the street!’, single edition artist book (colour and black and white multi-layer photocopies in re-purposed exercise book cover), 2010 and ‘A map that interrupts itself’, unlimted edition free zine, 2010

‘I sat in the Cafe des Banques, which no longer exists’, found images and text on found paper, 2010

  “I can put you up in my old room,” said Ball, and he took me through a maze of angular streets, opened a wooden door, and climbed up an ancient groaning stairway. I found myself alone in a garret. Below me, Zurich lay asleep, not a puff of air was stirring, and the red sickle of the moon hung over me.
    The next day I ambled through Zurich. I paused at Bellevue-Ecke, which hadn’t yet become a traffic center. Then I walked along the lake, watching the swans whose feed Ball had envied; I walked, last but not least, down the Bahnhofstrasse, which was more of an international promenade in those days. Here, one might see refugees from all over the world; you could tell them by their clothes, which were so different from the respectable Swiss coats.
    I sat in the Cafe des Banques, which no longer exists and where we subsequently saw Mary Wigman dance. She put on a special performance for us dadaists and ‘danced Nietzsche.’ I can still see her in the center of a circle, waving Zarathustra about. Left, right, left, right – ‘and concieved deeper than day’.”

‘Phonemes’, found images on paper, 2008

‘Eighttimesover’, used electric typewriter eraser ribbon on canvas panels, 2002

Selected exhibitions

2010: ‘The white room, or, Astronauts are not excitable’, Chrissie Cotter; 
‘An education’ Show us your politics, Kudos
‘Another window with a different view’, Sydney College of the Arts postgraduate degree show
‘The mission on paper’, Streetware temporary art program, Nithsdale Lane, Sydney
‘Persistent desires’, Sydney contemporary art survey, 231 Wilson St Everleigh 
2009: ‘Well I wonder/Digging’, Little Fish
2008: ‘Arc of a journey’, Marrickville contemporary art prize, At the Vanishing Point
2005: ‘Terrain vague’ (with Ned Sevil, Anwen Crawford, Anna Crane, Pep Prodromou and others), Mori gallery
2004: ‘Where’s your messiah now?’, Sydney College of the Arts undergraduate (honours) degree show
2002: ‘Untitled’, Sophomore, Newspace

I sat in the Cafe des Banques, which no longer exists


© Emma Davidson 2021