The physical properties of the land remain as one of the primary drivers shaping a contemporary Australian national and cultural identity. The changing relationship to the country and its multifarious environments and cultures as a process of colonisation has seen Australia described as a landscape of encounter. These early and enduring experiences with varying topography,shifting geological, climatic and ecological features combined with historical factors. In Significant Roadside Environment Area #2 the body of work explores a country’s character as a protean-self; applying Robert Lifton’s psychological assessment of complex personal change to a philosophical space of new materialist understanding. The series of works uses small ecological changes, wind movements, animal (particularly invasive animals) tracks and the natural features of the land to generate slow compositions. These slow compositions are the founding stone for exploring the ways elements intra-actin order to generate new understanding of aesthetic and ecological interconnectedness.
|Place of Publication||Margaret Carnegie Gallery|
|Publisher||Wagga Wagga Art Gallery|
|Media of output||Artwork|
|Size||1 photograph, regional gallery|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
|Event||Land Dialogues: Contemporary Australian Photography Exhibition - |
Duration: 19 Mar 2016 → 05 Jun 2016