Gavin Hipkins

Nature Writing (2023)

48 sec (excerpt) of 9 min 48 secDigital Video / Colour / Black & White / Sound

Recorded at night with a humble camcorder over multiple excursions through indigenous and exotic flora, rhythmic observational studies chart real and imaginary wildernesses. Revisiting Thoreau’s Walden ideal, the sentimental appeal of taking an axe to the woods in white settler colonies encounters postcolonial unease.

Gavin Hipkins

Nature Writing premiered at Recontres Internationales Paris/Berlin in 2023, screening at MEP Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris (2023) and Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (2024).

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