In her latest series of photomedia work, Cathy Laudenbach spent three years investigating the idea of the contemporary copied place after articles appeared in numerous publications that the fifth century town Hallstatt in Austria had been replicated and built near Huizhou China. The research involved travelling to both places to examine the nature of the contemporary copied place. This image reveals the hybridisation of the two locations, and is inspired by Chinese perspectives in painting and early photographs from China that combined disparate elements in the same frame.
About the artist
Cathy Laudenbach has a Research Masters in Fine Art and is currently finalising PhD research. She was the recipient of an Australian Post Graduate Award. Her work has been selected for numerous Australian exhibitions and has been published in numerous books and journals. Cathy’s work is held in public collections including the Canberra Museum and Gallery. She has received grants from Australia Council for her work, and from artsACT to complete a residency and exhibition in Kur,a Japan. Cathy’s has also exhibited her artwork in Germany and New Zealand.
Event Area: Nishi Gallery