MGA COLLECTION ARTIST
‘A Story’ plays with the intimate and voyeuristic looking of social media within the pages of a photobook. The artist made an Instagram story every night for a year. The stories were made up of images she had taken on her phone and screen grabs from pictures found on the internet. Search terms such as ‘wet bodies’, ‘big eyes’ or ‘woman sweeping’ provided a starting point for directing the day’s story. The pictures are suggestive, showing bits and pieces of the body; bodies pushing together, touching, eyes looking, hands holding, grabbing, tongues kissing, and necks. There are words and numbers too. Some from books and the screen, others tattooed on the artist’s body. ‘A Story’ will appeal to those who like to look in a slowed-down zoomed-in way to details, words and things. It will also interest those who don’t always want to know what the story means and how it ends.
Cherine Fahd is an artist, academic and writer working in the field of photography. Fahd has exhibited extensively in major public institutions in Australia and internationally. Her work is represented in public collections including the National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallery of New South Wales, National Gallery of Victoria, Museum of Photographic Arts San Diego and the Haifa Museum of Art, Israel. In 2018 she was awarded the Asialink Creative Exchange residency to Varanasi, India and in 2019 she was selected for The National: New Australian Art and awarded a residency at The Clothing Store, both at Carriageworks. Fahd’s first book with M.33, A Portrait is a Puzzle was published in 2017.
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