UK Frederick

Reverse Engineering

Visual Art


Ever wondered what your favourite machine looks like on the inside? In this performance, UK Frederick takes apart everyday objects and makes blueprints of them as she goes along. Using a nifty set of tools, a little bit of know-how, and the cyanotype medium, she breaks down working things and remakes them into images.


UK Frederick is an artist with a background in archaeology. Her primary modes of practice are photography, film, printmedia and installation. Camera-less techniques are a major part of my photographic practice. Her practice often involves working with everyday things and objects that already exist in the world, whether that be conceptually or through processes like re-purposing and remixing. Her PhD in Visual Art was all about car cultures. It was driven by a desire to understand how people transform the values and meanings of cars through creative processes and to understand the impact automobility has on our lives. UK Frederick is currently a postdoctoral researcher at ANU.



1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Shine Dome Surrounds