Wendy McMurdo

Helen, Sheffield 1996

About this artwork

This piece is from a series of photographs titled ‘In a Shaded Place: The Digital and Uncanny’ in which children are seen confronting their own doubles, or doppelgängers, in a variety of scenarios. McMurdo explores the relationship between technology and identity, using photographic techniques that create surreal, uncanny images that appear completely lifelike. Although the two girls in this photograph appear to be identical twins, they are in fact the same person. She often uses images and ideas related to childhood, exploring their psychological world as both a protected space and more recently, as a ground for marketing wars and prematurely forced adulthood.

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  • artist:
  • title:
    Helen, Sheffield 1996
  • date created:
    1997
  • materials:
    Colour negative print, mounted and laminated (2/5)
  • measurements:
    120.00 x 120.00 cm (framed: 123.80 x 213.50 x 1.60 cm)
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Purchased with the Iain Paul Fund 1999
  • accession number:
    GMA 4309
  • gallery:
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve
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Wendy McMurdo

Wendy McMurdo