"A boundary is not that at which something stops, but, as the Greeks recognized, the boundary is that from which something begins its presencing." - Heidegger: Building, Dwelling, Thinking
In Indigenous culture landscape and self cannot be separated. This work provides the viewer an opportunity to witness to the act of a walk along the stock routes of my home property, on Ngunnawal land, which have been made along the North, South, East and West borders. Each journey has been re-named to correspond with borders of the Worimi Nation, my ancestral homelands. This articulation of boundary works to activate the space, and creates 'skin' from star pickets and barbed wire fences. A re-contextualization of home as self, whilst engaging the almost epidemic problem of displacement among contemporary Indigenous Australia.
Winner Highly Commended Award at the Macquarie Emerging Artist Prize 2015 judged by Joan Ross