Fair Game by Eric Bridgeman
The exhibition ‘Fair Game’ surveys Bridgeman’s photographic and video practice from the beginning of his professional career in 2008 to the present. Photographic portraiture and performance-for-video have been the primary areas of focus in his short career, although throughout the years he has also developed and produced works in the fields of live performance, sculpture, installation and painting.
Bridgeman’s Australian and Papua New Guinean heritage has been a constant driving force behind his practice; two nations of extreme difference that have motivated his interests in social and cultural critique.
The title ‘Fair Game’ has been chosen to summarise his practice to date, using satire and humour as a way of responding to real and experienced scenarios of hyper tension, predominantly in matters of race, sexuality, cultural performance and representation.
Fair Game is showing at the Fremantle Arts Centre
IMAGE: I want to break free © 2011 Eric Bridgeman