As the audience enter the gallery they take on the cast of this eerie light, so that colours from across the spectrum appear in tones ranging from orange to black—as viewers, we are made colour blind. Employing commercial low pressure sodium lamps, of the kind more commonly used to light roads and freeways, Deacon and Fraser establish a stage of ambivalent brightness, a space which hums with the pulse of multiple transformers illuminating in eerie ever-bright nirvana.

Exhibition Dates: 28 April – 21 May 2005
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Destiny Deacon Man & Doll (a), 2005; lightjet print from orthochromatic film negative; 81 x 111.2 cm; Commissioned by the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art as part of NEW05; Edition of 15; enquire
Man & Doll (a), 2005
lightjet print from orthochromatic film negative
81 x 111.2 cm; Commissioned by the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art as part of NEW05
Edition of 15
Destiny Deacon Man & Doll (b), 2005; lightjet print from orthochromatic film negative; 81 x 111.2 cm; Commissioned by the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art as part of NEW05; Edition of 15; enquire
Man & Doll (b), 2005
lightjet print from orthochromatic film negative
81 x 111.2 cm; Commissioned by the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art as part of NEW05
Edition of 15
Destiny Deacon Man & Doll (c), 2005; lightjet print from orthochromatic film negative; 81 x 111.2 cm; Commissioned by the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art as part of NEW05; Edition of 15; enquire
Man & Doll (c), 2005
lightjet print from orthochromatic film negative
81 x 111.2 cm; Commissioned by the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art as part of NEW05
Edition of 15
Destiny Deacon Baby Boomer, 2005; lightjet print from orthochromatic film negative; 81 x 111.2 cm; Commissioned by the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art as part of NEW05; Edition of 15; enquire
Baby Boomer, 2005
lightjet print from orthochromatic film negative
81 x 111.2 cm; Commissioned by the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art as part of NEW05
Edition of 15
Destiny Deacon Back Up, 2005; lightjet print from orthochromatic film negative; 81 x 111.2 cm; Commissioned by the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art as part of NEW05; Edition of 15; enquire
Back Up, 2005
lightjet print from orthochromatic film negative
81 x 111.2 cm; Commissioned by the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art as part of NEW05
Edition of 15
Destiny Deacon Pacified, 2005; lightjet print from orthochromatic film negative; 81 x 111.2 cm; Commissioned by the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art as part of NEW05; Edition of 15; enquire
Pacified, 2005
lightjet print from orthochromatic film negative
81 x 111.2 cm; Commissioned by the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art as part of NEW05
Edition of 15
Destiny Deacon and Virginia Fraser Good Golly Miss Molly, 2005; DVD looped with sound; 4:30 mins; Edition of 15; enquire
Good Golly Miss Molly, 2005
DVD looped with sound
4:30 mins
Edition of 15
Destiny Deacon and Virginia Fraser Snow storm, 2005; golliwogs, polystyrene and perspex cube; 40 x 40 x 40 cm; enquire
Snow storm, 2005
golliwogs, polystyrene and perspex cube
40 x 40 x 40 cm