Greg SEMU

BLOOD RED

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  Native Police Tracker Hut 2  2016/2017

Native Police Tracker Hut 2
2016/2017

  Native Police Tracker Hut 1   2016/2017

Native Police Tracker Hut 1
2016/2017

  Black Tracker Family Portrait  2016/2017

Black Tracker Family Portrait
2016/2017

 
  Native Police Tracker Hut 3  2016/2017

Native Police Tracker Hut 3
2016/2017

  Single Indigenous Female  2016/2017

Single Indigenous Female
2016/2017

  Single White Female  2016/2017

Single White Female
2016/2017

 
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9
2016/2017

  16  2016/2017

16
2016/2017

  6  2016/2017

6
2016/2017

 
  Bleeding Face  2016/2017

Bleeding Face
2016/2017

  Headshot #2  2016/2017

Headshot #2
2016/2017

  Headshot + Toothpick  2016/2017

Headshot + Toothpick
2016/2017

 
  Landscape with Numbers  2016/2017

Landscape with Numbers
2016/2017

 
 
 

Testament
2016/2017

 

Cacophony
2016/2017

 
 

BLOOD RED brings together a body of new, large-scale photographic works completed in Coen, a remote Indigenous community in Cape York, Far North Queensland. Working in consultation with Coen artist Naomi Hobson and traditional owners from the Coen region and in close collaboration with community elders, teachers, police, stockmen and actors, Semu and Hobson negotiated a dialogue with displaced peoples of Coen and beyond. His project renders tangible archival and remembered testimony of their experience as a chorus of silent injustice that challenges colonisers’ accounts of Australian history. Semu has worked like a filmmaker, zeroing in on, re-enacting and upscaling as gigantic photographs the brutal evidence of Coen’s frontier wars for the purpose of remembering the past and acknowledging present injustice and discrimination.

 

SOLO EXHIBITION

2017

 
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