Melbourne-based photographer Kate Robertson decided to devote her graduate research to one intriguing question: “How can a spiritual collective consciousness be revealed and documented through photography?” Dust Landscapes was born from this idea, and in it Robertson attempts to put forth some answers. For two consecutive years she attended one of the first open healing communities in Australia, a festival called ConFest. After documenting people for some time, she turned her focus to a less obvious component present at the festival—dust. The resulting images are a series of collected dust particles working to express the experience of festivalgoers and their “heightened awareness and sense of wellbeing.” Robertson relates them to a topographical map of sorts—residual artifacts of a myriad of experiences.
This work will be shown at the Strange Neighbour gallery in Melbourne as part of Dark Arts, a group exhibition featuring Melbourne-based artists whose practice incorporates the color black.
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