Terraforming #1-4

Research output: Non-textual outputs, including Creative WorksCreative Works - Original - Visual art works

Abstract

I have thought multiple times before on what water restrictions mean for our mental health, what dirt instead of grass might mean for our well-being. I am reminded of something my partner said to me about our one-year-old son, and our new home we share together in Regional Australia. She said: 'All I want is for a patch of grass for Thomas to play on, he really likes being outside'' and every time I think of my young child experiencing the world behind the tempered glass doors of our living room, breathing conditioned air, playing with plastic toys, it makes me little melancholic; 'we do need a patch of grass' but maybe we need to share that green grass with everyone (like a park) rather than think we have to own our own. Terraforming 1-4 continues the investigation on developing a methodology; ‘a critical practice of place’ using soil and ecosystem health as allegory for parent-child relationships. A series of images are used to show the same site in various states of human/non-human/other-than-human development investigating potential soil-futures and water-futures. Further the images hint at future possibles in posthumanist relationality.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSpace Gallery, Scotch Oakburn College, Launceston
PublisherScotch Oakburn College, Space Gallery & University of Tasmania
Media of outputArtwork
SizePhotograph in group exhibition
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventAustralia's Quarter Acre - Space Gallery, Scotch Oakburn College, Launceston, Australia
Duration: 06 Aug 201530 Aug 2015

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