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Against Blankness

The Inhabiting Spaces of Simryn Gill 

BY MICHAEL FITZGERALD

LOOKING FOR MARCEL, 2005, C-print from a series of four, 16.5 x 35.5 cm.

It’s May 4, 2006. A tsunami warning has been issued for Fiji and New Zealand following an earthquake in Tonga. At Sotheby’s in New York, Picasso’s Dora Maar with Cat (1941) goes for USD 95 million under the hammer, becoming the second-most expensive painting in auction history. And in a quiet inner-city suburb of Sydney, Simryn Gill sets out from her house with no agenda beyond using up…

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