Gathering Shadows: landscape, photography and the ecological gaze

Minds in the Cave: insect imagery as metaphors for place and loss

Syzygy: gazing at shadows, darkly

Marking The Stranger

Honest weights, square dealings

Killing of Gondwana

The secrets of the Snowy

Gathering Shadows: landscape, photography and the ecological gaze

Exegesis component of practice-led research project undertaken through the School of Art, RMIT University, Melbourne, awarded as PhD, 2015

The practice-led art research project Gathering Shadows investigated the ‘tragic’ visual poetics of a speculative ‘ecological gaze’ at a time of ecological crisis. Employing a unique methodology of cameraless outdoor nocturnal photography of live invertebrates, the work replaces the distancing objectification of lens-based capture. I investigate a symbolic order in which a deeply indexical process reveals an insect umwelten of uncanny intimacy and semiotic presence in which insect abjection operates as an index of place and x-ray like shadows allude to the multiple ‘tragedies’ of the human and non-human ecological predicament…

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