Memory Muscle in Shadow Sites, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, 01.04 - 22.05.16

A new print from the series Memory Muscle will be installed each week during the exhibition ‪Shadow Sites,‬ resulting in an accumulative work that shows each print fading over time. Memory Muscle examines the recent repatriation of Indigenous human remains from the Berlin Museum of Medical History back to Australia, over a century after they were removed. Their meaning is in constant flux: in museums they exist as scientific objects to be scrutinised, while for living communities these remains can be representative of past atrocities that are often excluded from mainstream narratives. By choosing to use unfixed photographic paper, Evans creates an image that never rests. Exhibited at the Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, Australia, until May 22nd for NEXT WAVE Festival 2016.

Catherine Evans, Memory Muscle, 2016, unique print on unfixed black and white photographic paper.

Catherine Evans, Memory Muscle, 2016, unique print on unfixed black and white photographic paper.