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Brendan Penzer
Carbon copy (I must reduce my carbon footprint)

26 July - 16 September 2012

Carbon copy (I must reduce my carbon footprint) is a new series of artworks using carbon as medium and

subject. Interweaving between drawing and printmaking (as well as video and installation), the series seeks

to delve into the carbon  economy, contemporary issues of climate change and environmental degradation

whilst elucidating processes, experimentation and endurance through art-making processes.

 

I must reduce my carbon footprint is an endurance performance piece, represented in installation (multiple

works on paper) and video format where the artist has written 1450 lines of the title piece on paper on carbon

paper on paper - 50 pages worth. The carbon imprint becomes fainter and fainter throughout, in what mirror's

metaphorically the commitment made by the artist and the pain endured in getting there - to reduce one's

carbon footprint (or imprint). Text is an important element of the new series of works, with others such as

Carbon Copy, Carbon Dating & Clean Energy Bill 2011 - a three part series replicating the title page of the

Act that includes the Carbon tax law, introduced in federal parliament 2011/12.

 

Brendan Penzer is a Fine Arts Honours and Social Ecology (Ecological Psychology & Cultural Change) Honours graduate from the University of Western Sydney, 2004.



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