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Hair in the Gate, a biograph

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© Courtesy of the artist & Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne
Hair in the Gate, a biograph

404 George Street
3065 Fitzroy
Victoria
Australia
June 1st, 2012 - July 15th, 2012
Opening: May 31st, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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The strange expression Hair in the Gate comes from photography: the gate is the place of the opening between the plane of the film and the light of the world. As the film passes through the gate, detached celluloid fragments can ruin the integrity of the shot. With photography, professionals can check the gate for hair, but with human memory, nobody can verify your gate is clean. On the contrary: human beings are those beings whose gates are irrevocably dirty.