2 weeks, 5 days, 4 hours
Limited Edition: 2/5 +2AP
Print size: 700mm x 700mm
Paper: Archival Lustre Print
Signed and dated on the reverse
This photograph was a finalist in the 2021 Darebin Art Prize.
From the series 'Eighty Lakes', 2019 - ongoing.
This photograph documents the recent 2019/2020 bushfires which devastated the site of Great Lake in Tasmania. The reckless fire burnt approximately 4500 hectares of land, causing a devastating effect on the landscape and its inhabitants, and neighbouring communities. The photograph was captured on an expired slide film stock, and later submerged in water, ash and detritus found at the location of itself. Gradually, the film became malleable, as minerals, bacteria and pollution of the water slowly disintegrated the medium into an unpredictable material abstraction. As a printed photograph, the paper itself has been subtlety exposed to environmental influences (heat, wind, insects), having been left outside in the weather to endure its vicissitudes. This decaying photograph examines the devastation and violence inflicted upon the landscape; a fate mimicked in the now obsolete medium used to record it.