– Toby Miller –

By Spring 2008

‘DAMP, Scene1’ (2008) exhibition review

Sharing the room with a large painted tableau in which members of DAMP had depicted themselves in poses adapted from Christian iconography, a gallery attendant politely invited members of the audience to pose in the scene while their photograph was taken. In play was a carnivalesque self-portrait ... The punchline was both a blurring of the traditionally static relationship between artist and audience and a reflexive comment on the ever-evolving membership of DAMP. – Toby Miller

DAMP, Scene 1, 2001–; synthetic polymer paint on MDF, photographs, camera, 3 panels, 242 x 366 cm; Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, gift of the artists through the Heide Foundation 2007; © DAMP