Earlier this year I bought a second hand clock from the Camberwell Market. The clock had been modified with an ocean sunset collage and some of the numbers had been removed. I asked the seller about the missing numbers and she said:
“Yeah they had to go - I just don’t like those numbers.”
Smart Objects Awkward Relations is a series of new works based on a collection of objects. Acting as a timeline, the works are imbued with strange modifications, recurring themes and inbuilt neurosis.
Photos courtesy of Ruben Bull-Milne.
Narelle Desmond is a Melbourne based multidisciplinary visual artist, and member of art collective DAMP.