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Kate Woods is in­ter­ested in the real, the ar­ti­fi­cial and com­bi­na­tions of the two. A viewer look­ing at one of her pho­to­graphs of a land­scape is dis­qui­eted by the pres­ence of odd crys­talline struc­tures. The forms seem to be huge and to have a greater di­men­sion­al­ity than the other el­e­ments in the pic­ture. They seem to hover, do not cast shad­ows and the scenery is drained of colour. Have creepy, sil­i­con-based aliens ar­rived and be­gun suck­ing the lifeblood out of the land? Fear not, it is faked. Woods makes delicate lit­tle folded card­board sculp­tures and lays them on faded re­pro­duc­tion pho­tos found in junk shops. She then repho­tographs the as­sem­blage to pro­duce her own cre­ations. In some the alien forms are flut­ter­ing in the air; in oth­ers they stand like ice­bergs or piles of junked home ap­pli­ances. Some­times a touch of paint or a seg­ment taken from a dif­fer­ent poster is snuck into a gap, adding to the sense of strange­ness. War­wick Brown

K AGE: AT 36E WO OD S LIVES IN: Welling­ton DEALER GALLERY: Bar tley & Co, Welling­ton PRICE R ANGE: $1200–$2500, edi­tioned prints avail­able WORK ILLUSTR ATED Site Uncer tain, 20 0 9, edi­tioned dig­i­tal print 353 x 582mm

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