Mark
Matt Dunne 
Supported by Julian Leigh May
June 30 - July 10, 2022

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Oigåll Projects present a visceral and strikingly candid exhibition of photography by Melbourne (Naarm) based artist and writer Matt Dunne. The Killing Sink unflinchingly exposes the deliberate destruction of a territorial species and their habitat, underlining our capacity for brutality and our fractured relationship with the natural environment.

Launching the 30 June – 10 July, the exhibition coincides with the release of a stunning debut monograph. Published in collaboration with João Linneu and Myrto Steirou at VOID, the book is poignantly designed and edited; a tangible evocation of Dunne’s body of work.

Cataloguing the illegal slaughter of Wedge-Tailed Eagles in Victoria, The Killing Sink is the culmination of years of fieldwork, community consultation and personal investigation. What began as a process of coming to terms with such casually executed (and reported) violence, evolved into a project of truth-seeking and witnessing. Dunne’s practice weaves together elements of cartography, reportage, historical research and documentary, resulting in a brutally honest but intimately composed portrait of annihilation.

Accompanying the exhibition, Naarm based artist Julian Leigh May presents a series of objects that speak to their own practice of making work at the juncture of art and design, engaging in a thoughtful dialogue with Dunne’s photography.

Inherently anthropological and confronting our legacy and future as a species, the work featured in The Killing Sink reflects on our apparently sadistic and masochistic instincts as all-consuming predators; to destroy and be destroyed in the process.

Photography by;
Annika Kafcaloudis
Mark