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A recurrent theme in Australian films, literature, art and history is the child who disappears into the bush. In contrast to European fairy tales, in which the wilderness can also be a refuge, and a place of self-discovery and transformation, the Australian bush is only a place of curse and doom. HAUNTED COUNTRY consists of images that are staged at places where children of colonists once disappeared. Both literally and metaphorically they touch on the vulnerability of children and the ambivalent relation Australians have with their merciless landscape.
Polixeni Papapetrou (Australia, 1960) was trained as a lawyer, but in the 1990s transferred her interests to photography. She took her Master of Arts at RMIT University, and earned a doctorate at Monash University, both in Melbourne. She has made her reputation with intimate work in which, in a guarded manner, the world of children is central.
Price EUR 15,00