24 June 2017
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As part of La Nuit des images organised by the Musée de l'Elysée in Lausanne, Switzerland, ACP is delighted to present a special projection featuring works by Matthew Abbott, Tamara Dean, and Jordan Madge.
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I love a sunburnt country
Taking its title from Dorothea Mackellar's poem My Country, this projection assembles works by three Australian photographers who focus on the complex and yet fragile human interactions with the landscape. Set in remote parts of Australia, these images challenge the romanticised views of the Australian countryside to focus on its fragile and uncertain state. Documenting the impermanence of things, Tamara Dean, Matthew Abbott and Jordan Madge attempt to depict a place where real and imagined fuse whilst opening a space and a time for contemplation. Together they indicate, to borrow the words of Yves Bonnefoy, an “elsewhere in the absolute”.
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Le Musée de l’Elysée
Av. de l’Elysée 18
Images from top to bottom:
- Tamara Dean, The Creek from The Edge. Courtesy the artist and Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney. Editorial representation Agence Vu.
- Matthew Abbott, Hanging Dogs - South of Tambo, QLD from The land where the crow flies backwards. Courtesy the artist and Oculi.
- Jordan Madge, Untitled from Backwoods. Courtesy the artist
All images © the artists