Lauren Dunn is an artist working predominately with photography, occupying the idea of photographic thinking through other materials such as sculpture and video as a means of twisting the codes and conventions of mainstream photography. With an inherent interest in popular consumption trends and their associated images, Dunn utilises her practice to understand and the question the power structure influencing our consumer desires, ethics and the broader impact of commodity culture.
Dunn has participated in a number of group and solo exhibitions in Melbourne, Sydney and the USA. Selected exhibitions include; Greener pastures, Kyneton Stockroom, The Green Sheen, BUS projects, Still Life Pt II, Verge Gallery Sydney, Fruit & Veg & Parodies, LON gallery, Heavy Duty, CalArts (USA), Spring 1883 (Sydney 2017, 2018 & 2019) LON gallery.
She has been the recipient of a number of prizes including the Myer Family Foundation Prize, Abbotsford Convent start up studio residency award and the David Fell Photography Award. Dunn’s work is held in private and public collections in Australia and internationally as well.
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"Inspired by A Cyborg Manifesto by Donna Haraway, this essay lubricated some ways of thinking I was
grappling with about our relationship to technology (specifically the camera) and its contemporary impact on feminism, socialism and materialism. I am particularly interested in the politics surrounding the Kardashians (a perfect case study for contemporary pop culture politics).
Watching KUWK and couldn’t help but over analyse the ethics of their fortune as well as their impact and monopoly on the world of image trends. Reading A Cyborg Manifesto has triggered new work and writing where I’m attempting to draw associations between popular culture, the cyborg (human/ mechanical), pleasure and images"
LAUREN DUNN 2021