"The Archeology of Urban Spaces" at C3 Gallery

Wed 15th July, 2015 – Sun 9th August, 2015
C3 Contemporary Art Space
1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford

In a collaboration between camera apparatus and the urban landscape, artist Todd Johnson attempts to reclaim control over the camera, by allowing elements of the landscape to direct the photographic process.

Placing various object from the landscape into his camera, including shards of glass, discarded ribbon, plastic wrappers and a slug, Johnson creates an intriguing "in-camera photogram", which allows audiences to view their surroundings from a different perspective.

The Archeology of Urban Spaces was prompted by Johnson's fascination with objects and spaces that humans position themselves among. His works explore our interaction with the world around us and how it is silently shaped by the remnants, gaps and physical signs left behind.