Friday, October 13, 2006

Polixeni Papapetrou: Haunted Country

Polixeni Papapetrou: Haunted Country, September 7 - October 28, 2006 at Foley Gallery in New York, NY. "...Inspired by real and fictional accounts of children who have gone missing in the Australian bush, Papapetrou revisits the sites of the most notorious disappearances and stages scenes proposing what the physical and psychological circumstances may have been like for these lost and wandering children. These include sites in Victoria such as Wimmera, Daylesford and Hanging Rock where most cases of the 19th and 20th century have been reported.
The figure of this bush-lost child is one of the poignant themes in Australia's cultural remembering. Papapetrou's desire was to create photographs that embody the harrowing psychological aspects of these stories. She wants to draw the viewer into this emotional space, experience the undercurrent of the psychological drama unfolding and make connections between past and present consciousness about land and country." Also... additional Works by Polixeni Papapetrou at his personal site.