Swan Dive, 2009
inkjet print from digital image on archival paper
81 x 105 cm; image size: 60 x 80 cm
Edition of 5 + 2 APs

This iconic Melbourne image was taken in 2009 from a penthouse apartment in Eureka Tower, a skyscraper in the Southbank precinct of Melbourne. Deacon incorporates the Melbourne skyline into a deliberately ambiguous scenario, where a lone doll is shown either flying through the sky or falling to her doom. Much like the doll herself, a question lingers in the air: did she fall or was she pushed? The work highlights Deacon’s ability to tap into the uncomfortable yet compelling space, halfway between comedy and tragedy.  


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