Photography & place film series: Journeys of Discovery

Screening in conjunction with Photography & place, this collection of features and short films follows characters on the move through the Australian landscape. Road movies, thrillers, poetic drama, gothic horror as well as some unique hybrids – these are all journeys of discovery, exploring personal and cultural associations of place.

Art Exhibition previously on at Art Gallery of New South Wales in Australia.
From Wednesday 16 March 2011 to Thursday 21 April 2011

Published by Art Gallery of New South Wales on Monday 21 March 2011.
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Moving beyond the exploitation of the Australian outback as a mere backdrop to human activity, these films position landscape as an active participant in the drama. The camera lingers over details and intimacies of the environment while the characters are transformed. Places define or echo people’s moods, emotional states and spiritual experiences, and are sometimes shown holding the keys to their identity. These films are an important component of Australian cinematic culture.