Passed Failures – Ben Rak

Start Date: 20/08/2019 Start Time: 10:00 am End Date: 01/09/2019 End Time: 05:00 pm


Bondi Pavilion Gallery

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Passed Failures is an attempt to develop a conceptual, visual language, which metaphorically explore the identity politics of otherness and the act of “passing” as somebody else.

By positioning mechanically and autographically generated elements in diametric opposition on the same image plane, the artist defies the viewer’s expectation of what is reproduced and what is authentic, blurring the lines between genuine and performed gestures. To what lengths must the artist go to displace the origin of the marks and successfully ‘pass’ himself as an original?