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Invasion

Invasion places an imaginative eye in Australian colonial history and turns around the dominant view, taking alien creatures into iconic London-based cityscapes, with white urban residents their victims.

Cook's images express the shock that enveloped the Australian continent when European people appeared on Aboriginal shores. Aboriginals as aliens, sci-fi scaled animals - two headed birds, super sized grubs, giant lizards, possums on ufo's, laser shooting fembots, and clouds of rainbow lorikeets - arrive into urban London, the 'mother' country, and wreak havoc. Within the broad narrative are mini narratives that speak to the past, historical references that tease out and reverse the racist practices inposed on Aboriginals. The drama of such an event heightened with the use of vintage-inspired B-grade horror movie aesthetic - an ironic 'spoofy' edge. 

Inkjet print (Epson UltraChrome K3 inks on Hahnamuhle Photo Rag Bright White 310 gsm paper)

2018
08 Images in series
Size 200 x 135cm 
Edition 6 +2 AP

2018
08 Images in series
Size 120cm x 81cm
Edition 10 + 2 AP

Invasion Catalogue