Ngajuu ngaay nginduugirr [I see you]

Brook ANDREW: artist

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About the work


Ngajuu ngaay nginduugirr (I see you), 1998, is powerful example of the artists’ work in which we see the eyes of Wuradjuri man, a late 19th century image Andrew discovered in a state archive, the neon-light offers the words ngajuu ngaay nginduugirr [I see you] in the traditional language of the artists’ ancestors. In this work Andrew makes the viewer overtly complicit in the power structures that underpinned the colonial ‘adventure’, occupying the role of both the observer and the observed. Ngajuu ngaay nginduugirr (I see you), 1998, draws upon the vernacular of contemporary advertising, Andrew’s use of neon lights form a bridge between the past and the present, highlighting the structural permanence of this nation’s colonial paradigm. GIP 2011
Title
Ngajuu ngaay nginduugirr [I see you]
Artist/Maker and role
Brook ANDREW: artist
Date
1998
Medium
animated neon and duraclear mounted on acrylic
Measurements
18.5 x 445.0 cm
100.0 x 240.0 cm (image)
Production place
Sydney, New South Wales
Display location
Credit line
Purchased through The Leah Jane Cohen Bequest, The Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation, 2011
The State Art Collection, The Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession number
2011/0021

This is one of the installations in our collection.



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