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Margeaux Walter

Don't Be a Square (2023)

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Margeaux Walter is a fine art photographer based in Joshua Tree, California. Dedicated to building a layered scene – whether in a studio or a temporary site-specific installation – she utilises photography, installation, video and performance to portray issues related to conservation, climate change, consumption and waste. Through humour and surprise, her images engage with viewers on the practice of seeing, challenging them to question not only what they are seeing, but how they see it. In Don’t Be a Square, she staged site-specific interventions in the landscape that, when viewed through a camera lens, disrupted the scenery. She sees the Anthropocene as a glitch in time; it is a fleeting moment in the timeline of life, and yet has caused disproportionate havoc.