Cassandra Schultz

Lost

I dressed my own child in clothing reminiscent of the pioneer child who was the first of our ancestors born in Australia, and who began our family’s tenuous relationship with this landscape. I left him to play, and videoed him from a distance. This image is at once both sinister and innocent, as the darkness of the bush threatens to engulf the child, his seemingly malevolent gesture hints at an imminent loss of innocence. Low resolution video as a still image becomes somewhat painterly, drawing associations with traditional landscape painting, such as Frederick McCubbin’s painting Lost, where a similarly displaced child in the bush seems overwhelmed and less confident than the boy in this work.

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  • Categories: 2006 Artist Profiles
  • Country: Northern Territory, Australia
  • Medium: Digital print

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