The Umbra, Ballarat Art Gallery, 2018-2019

In an assemblage of partially destroyed images, obscure gestures and repetitive acts, The Umbra reconsiders places and landscapes, once known intimately, but forever changed after major upheaval, devastation and rupture- personal and environmental. . This layered self-portrait occupies a place where at times, all light disappears or becomes dim. The work looks at how everyday actions become alien, then ripples out into the surrounding landscape, weaving in motions and acts of carrying oneself through. The Umbra speaks to the act of taking, making and destroying photographs and to its contested nature as an indexical tool, forming a constantly evolving reconstruction of the self in relation to others and through images.

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