My forthcoming exhibition at Magpie Springs in January 2016. It is the first step in the Fleurieuscape project and is a sampler, as there are many more images in the project. Some of the images in the exhibition can be seen on my website.
The project is premised on photographs having an almost innate seriality: their sense is more easily accessed in the company of others; not just other photographs in a show, but also by other photographs by the same photographer. In our contemporary digital world, with its networked technologies, seriality is reworked as re-blog with the image being re-configured and modified as they proliferate across the web.
The Fleurieuscapes exhibition starts to explore the regional land/urbanscape of the Fleurieu Peninsula in the contemporary world of a borderless global capitalism, with its society of the spectacle. The regional is where we live amidst the commodity structure of a capitalism that transforms things into ghostlike appearances of themselves.
The project is a representation of the sensuous particulars of the Fleurieu Peninsula as a place to be in, rather than as a tourist destination or a wilderness. It is a landscape that has been largely shaped by human beings who cleared the land for sheep and dairy farming. The aboriginal presence prior to the white settlement has been more or less obliterated. Their presence is marked by absence and memory.