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.
|Place of Publication||Space Gallery, Scotch Oakburn College, Launceston|
|Publisher||Scotch Oakburn College, Space Gallery & University of Tasmania|
|Media of output||Artwork|
|Size||Photograph in group exhibition|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
|Event||Australia's Quarter Acre - Space Gallery, Scotch Oakburn College, Launceston, Australia|
Duration: 06 Aug 2015 → 30 Aug 2015