Brisbane photography and music lovers are in for a treat with the upcoming exhibition and instrumental CD by respected Australian art photographer and minimalist composer Darren J Harris.
Opening night: Thursday 30 June from 6pm to 8.30pm, Free
Where The Land Meets The Sea is a series of 16 large black and white photographs reminiscent of late 19th century landscape photography, that depict land as a sense of place, not as a grand aesthetic or as a commodity to be exploited, but also as a receded memory, as land that supports and sustains us. The background is emphasised and the images are purposely devoid of some of the ‘rules’ of photography and built-up perceptions of landscape photography.
The images are complimented by a debut CD of 11 instrumental compositions that skilfully evoke the uniqueness of landscape in which photographs were taken.
Where The Land Meets The Sea echoes the popular journey of Queenslanders to Byron Bay and its hinterland, and hints at the search for connection with the land and spirit.
This two-year project is also an inner exploration, looking underneath life-beaten superficial conditioning, to a clear, hopefully more innocent way of perceiving.
The exhibition features an interactive video “What does the word landscape mean to you?”, where participants can be recorded contributing to a broader dialogue of our understanding of perceptions of the land.
Exhibition runs from Thursday 30 June 2016 to Sunday 10 July 2016.
Opening Night Thursday 30 June 6pm – 8.30pm (Artist’s talk 7pm).
The Edge, State Library of Queensland, Stanley Place, Cultural Centre, Southbank.