Cockatoo Island, pigment ink print on archival paper, 25 7/8 x 42 1/4 inches /65.72 x 107.32 cm., edition 10, signed and numbered, 200
This print, published in conjunction the artist book of the same name, documents Ron Terada’s walkabout of Cockatoo Island in September 2008. Located off Sydney Harbour the Island was the setting for the 2008 Sydney Biennale.
Presented in a refined yet deadpan serial layout, Terada’s Cockatoo Island “blacks-out” any visual evidence regarding the works in the exhibit, the trajectory of his walk, or any clues to the island itself. What remain are the name of each participating artist as presented by the Biennale organizers: on homely, hand-made signage that evokes at once both protest and resignation.