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Catherine Truman

Touching distance

Melinda Rackham, Catherine Truman

Catherine Truman
Catherine Truman's practice has a palpable anatomy. Silken threads, connecting gestures, forms and techniques, reach across time and location, between suites of more traditionally crafted work and those that infiltrate and augment the scientific realm. The intertwining interdependent systems in her work articulate the relationships between the felt and experienced; the seen and unseen; between medium and production.

Drawn from generous conversations with Truman and extensive research into her archives, photographs, process documentation, journals, hard-drives and drawings - and illustrated with seductive images, predominantly by Grant Hancock - this is the first major publication on a great Australian artist.

Praise for Catherine Truman
'Rackham’s approach is to create a story world around Truman that is as much a biography as it is a history of jewellery and object-making in South Australia from the 1970s to the present day. Accompanied by luscious full-colour photographs by Grant Hancock, the monograph is a beautifully produced object in its own right.' - Julianne Pierce, Artlink

'A visual feast ... This publication made me want to book a plane trip to Adelaide straight away and run to the Gray Street Workshop ... Hopefully this marvellous book will be snapped up by gallery and university libraries as well as collectors and scientists and treasured for years to come.' - Lynne Lancaster, Sydney Arts Guide

Dr Melinda Rackham is an artist, curator and writer. Her pioneering Australian internet art wove tales of intimacy and identity online, and her scholarly pursuits in virtual worlds saw her founding and producing the international media arts forum -empyre-.

With the rise of web 2.0 her engagement shifted to the broader spectrum of media arts, art/science, making and design practices. As a curator and commentator, and director of the Australian Network for Art and Technology, she broadened audiences and access to new artforms.

As her early network art finds a new generation of viewers, Melinda occasionally creates playful digital public interventions. She writes poetry, socially informed fictive memoir and continues to interrogate the philosophies and processes of interdisciplinary arts practices.

You can find out more at Dr Rackham’s website: www.subtle.net.

View the Catherine Truman feature on SA Life
Format Jacketed hardback
Size 280 x 235 mm
ISBN 9781743054314
Extent 192 pages
Price: AU$49.95 including GST
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