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Stealth Tower #3; and Windfall from a Stealth Tower


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What is not seen is for all practical
purposes non-existent. – Soloman.
Some animals have evolved to be brightly coloured in appearance; they rely on being explicitly seen by other creatures as a form of deterrent, others favour cryptic colouration as a defence mechanism to deceive and therefore remain undetected to potentialpredators. Necessity to remain hidden from ‘others’ and the world is at the core of Purdom’s photographic project From Certainty to Doubt, which looks at the multi-faceted ways in which camouflage, mimicry and ambiguity play as much a part in the lives of humans as they do the animal kingdom. Stealth towers (macro cells) transmit mobile phone data. To ease visual pollution it has become increasingly necessary to disguise them as inconspicuous objects, the tree being one of the obvious choices. Purdom’s diptych Stealth Tower #3 and Windfall from a Stealth Tower, examine the absurdities of these concealment strategies.

Item Type: Contribution to a Show/Exhibition
Uncontrolled Keywords: New Zealand Contemporary Art Award, Mark Purdom, Photography,From certainty to doubt, Camouflage, mimicry.
Subjects: T Technology > TR Photography
Divisions: Schools > School of Media Arts
Depositing User: Mark Purdom
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2013 21:41
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2023 03:17

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