The dialogue within this essay serves as a response to the series, Goldfield Studies, a work itself prompted by the history and landscape of this eponymous region of Victoria, Australia. The imagery produced takes the form of paired and multiple still photographs and a digital video sequence, displayed in triple-projection. The discussion is framed by the artist’s introduction, which defines the project as a critical consideration of cultural memory in relation to the opposing perspectives of indigenous and colonial settler narratives, pastoral landscape representations, folklore and myth. A collaborative dialogue between an artist and art historian who share common research concerns follows the introduction. The conversation that ensues addresses the work’s multiple access points while questioning the ontological status of photographic representation and its subsequent relation to metaphysical questions of Being. The essay concludes with a response by the artist, furthering the participatory nature of the dialogue in relation to experience and representation.
Roe, Dawn, Zaher, Lisa, Pahapill, Leigh-Ann. "Goldfield Studies." Photographies. Vol. 6, Issue 2, 2013. Print.