Art of Darkness – ABC Open

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Artist Pezaloom is photographed at the Yallourn Power Station in the Latrobe Valley in eastern Victoria, where he has spent most of his life. 

 

Pezaloom is an emerging visual and sound artist from Morwell, Victoria. In 2009 he was diagnosed with early onset Parkinson’s disease, which upturned his world and gave rise to a rare creative vision.

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Image by Pezaloom 

The juxtaposition of beauty and ugliness, tenderness and fear, desire and anxiety runs through all of Pezaloom’s work, challenging ideas of the body in art, cognitive functionality, ideas of the erotic, and systems of control. Since being diagnosed with early onset Parkinson’s, his work in visual and sound art has mostly been driven by an exploration of the physical and mental symptoms of his illness, even using these symptoms as tools to create his own distinctive style of artistic expression. Pezaloom’s photographic images, digital manipulations, videos and sound-scapes are a visceral reaction to his condition, challenging the many myths and misconceptions surrounding the disease.

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He was recently Interviewed by ABC Gippsland about his work and living in Morwell. 

 

You can find Pezaloom on soundcloudfacebook or his website.

 

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A haunting image of the pine plantations near Morwell by Pezaloom

 

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