Kleemann’s finely detailed images of hair, skin and the body have been printed onto unexpected surfaces such as cookware, plates and tablecloths, or re-constructed as accessories.
While researching ideas about colonisation, consumerism and commodification for her Master’s Degree, Kleemann was struck by the concept of the colonisers literally eating off the backs of the colonised, a notion that continues to resonate, long after colonisation is ‘supposedly’ a practice of the past, and populations (and territories) have gained ‘independence’.
Skinned takes the form of a dinner party table layout, with images of skin as placemats and drink coasters, and bone-handled cutlery as the tools for consumption. A clear glass plate is set on each placemat, creating another lens through which to view the work. MarTiTi glasses complete the elegant table setting.
Mixed Media – Latex prints on vinyl, glass plates, martini glasses, bone-handled cutlery, shot-taffeta fabric.
2012 – The Light Gallery, Centre for Creative Photography, Adelaide South Australia
2011 – A Private View, The Buninyong Brewery, Buninyong Vic Australia, as part of the Ballarat International Foto Biennale (BIFB) Fringe Exhibition Program
All works copyright The Artist 2011