© 2019 Rebecca Dagnall

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In Tenebris

 

It is into the darkness that we project our deepest fears, and out of the darkness that our fears find us. In the dead of night, somewhere off the beaten track in the eerie Australian landscape, a sudden sense of isolation, of estrangement from the familiar, may wrench you from peace and solace and abandon you to the uneasy lure of your darkest imaginings.

 

This series is an exploration of how the Australian Gothic haunts our response to the Australian landscape drawing on contemporary and familiar imagery of the Australian bush, of dingoes stealing babes and travellers murdered. Through creating a menacing visual narrative I explore how removing ourselves from our known surroundings can leave us in metaphorical as well as physical darkness.