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Have you ever felt like you were standing outside yourself looking at you? I have when I’m hungover, mostly wishing I wasn’t the one on the couch with the insufferable headache. Victorian artist Sean O’Carroll coined the term ‘interspection’ to describe a self-reflective psychological state of looking at oneself from the outside. The subjects of his images are exactly and literally just that. A fully clothed person is examined by their naked reflection. The photographs are flawless but the repetition of the idea gets somewhat mundane as a collection. Since the concept is duplicated in each image, the intensity of ‘interspection’ lies mainly in the acting chops of the subjects, leaving only two strong contenders in the exhibition; rendering the rest poor copies.

Until 17 Apr, Gallery 4,  Australian Centre for Photography, 257 Oxford St, Paddington. 9332 1455,


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