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Broken
Alternative Risk Transfer

 
Eugene Perera's practice explores the spaces between reality and representation through a process of re-contextualization where images are progressively dislocated from their origins. He often begins with a psychologically charged image linked to a personal life experience and then transforms that material within hybrid contexts to generate rich new seams of meaning. He works across media moving from the physical to the virtual and back again using the photographic still, video, sound and installation.

In Broken (2008) there is a tension between a wilderness that breaths and the wholly unnatural intervention of all too human forces. Popular distinctions between the natural and the artificial are disturbed through the presentation of a wilderness that is at once sublime and brooding.

Alternative Risk Transfer (2010) was developed from a scrolling LED text sign used in the collaborative research project of the same name created by the artist. The project utilizes the game of poker to explore the inter-relationship of power, risk and value in art practice and the art market. During the game, players including artists, collectors and curators, stake art in an ongoing negotiation of value within an environment charged with risk, uncertainty and competition. Nomadic and evolutionary, the game moves from place to place, reformulating according to context, players and the changing agenda of the project. www.alternativerisktransfer.org

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