The UNSETTLED project by myself and Dea Morgain, was shown recently at the State Library of South Australia in Adelaide. This project was a partnership with the State Library of South Australia and the Adnyamathanha Traditional Lands Association. Read more about the project here.
“Open Air” is a new project exploring creative ways of imaging the Earth. It features aerial imagery on two vastly different scales – motion controlled macro imaging of the paintings and processes of Australian painter Emma Walker, and time-lapse video of Australian territory via Landsat satellite imagery. More info here.
Bonnywood Rising is a live cinema performance I produced in 2016 as part of the Arts Northern Rivers “If These Halls Could Talk” project. This project was produced in collaboration with the community of the town of Bonalbo NSW and artist Marion Conrow, with support from Southern Cross University staff and students. The filming of the project was documented with a motion-controlled cable-cam flying above all the action: here is a music video made with that material. More info here.
Mineral Histories in the Flinders Ranges
One of the new projects I’m working on with my collaborator Dea Morgain, involves a series of investigations of mineral and mining histories in the Flinders Ranges region of South Australia. One of the modes of enquiry for this project uses infrared photography to produce large-scale panoramas of abandoned mining sites in the Flinders – sites dating from the colonial period of mainly copper extraction, but also sites related to the ancient trade in ochre. Ochre from the Flinders Ranges has been traded across the Australian continent and to island neighbours for tens of thousands of years, testifying to a history for mineral extraction in Australia dating well beyond the current moment.