Artist Caitlin E. Littlewood discusses her multi-media body of work Decay Theory showing as part of the 2022 National Photography Prize at the Murray Art Museum Albury.
The National Photography Prize brought together twelve artists from across Australia who challenged and extended photographic language and techniques.
Decay Theory is a multi-media body of work informed by the Swedish sugar experiments, carried out between 1945-1954 at Vipeholm Hospital in southern Sweden. The sugar experiments involved feeding the intellectually disabled residents of the hospital excessive sweets in order to effect then research tooth decay.
A visual database consisting of still photography, moving image, and a web-based archive is presented as Decay Theory Repository.