02.11.2021 - 27.011.2021
Through a series of touching and personal black and white images, Cudmore explores her experience as a young person in the age of COVID. Capturing intimate moments in and fragments of relationships with her friends, family and community, the artist considers the significance of memories when travel restrictions, prohibitions on gathering and ultimately lockdowns separate you from those most important in your life.
398 presents outcomes from Cudmore’s PhotoAccess’ 2021 Australian National University Emerging Artist Support Scheme residency.
2, 2021, 43.8 x 32.9 cm, Inkjet on Photo Paper
Aloisia Cudmore is an emerging Canberra-based visual artist and the recipient of the ANU EASS 2021 Residency. She explores small moments of intimacy in a digital world. Previously her works have been digital art, installations, audio and visual sculptures, and video. Now Cudmore has taken it back to the photograph. Throughout 2021, she used a 35mm camera with black and white film to capture these moments of intimacy shared amongst family, friends, and the community around her. What resulted was a grainy, textured, nostalgic presentation of a time that seems forgotten. The works explore important moments of connection, in a time when isolation persisted.