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Simryn Gill

Caress (Lemain Deluxe 850 TR) 2008

Museum of Contemporary Art, purchased with funds provided by the Coe and Mordant families, 2010

graphite rubbing on paper

H 108.8 W 71.8cm
H 98 W 62cm

About the Artwork

These three works from Caress are the traces of typewriters – made by placing sheets of paper over the machines and rubbing them with graphite. These are part of a wider, ongoing series of typewriter rubbings made from various typewriters – here an Olivetti Studio 46, a Lemain Deluxe 850 TR and an Underwood Universal – machines now superseded by the advent of electric models and then computer technology. The typewriter is a hand-operated machine for making ink notations on paper: an active, and in some hands, expressive tool. Here, Gill has made the machine passive – the marks on paper are of the machine rather than by the machine.

Simryn Gill

– About the artist

b.1959

Born 1959, Singapore. Lives and works Sydney and Port Dickson, Malaysia.

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