Black Holes (Lake Mungo)

This series was created at Lake Mungo, NSW, on the traditional lands of the Barkandji/Paakantyi, Mutthi Mutthi and Ngiyampaa people.

This site represents an important, yet often overlooked, natural landmark within Australia. Since the discoveries of ancient human remains in the 1960’s, Lake Mungo has been the location of an ongoing and often tense dialogue between Aboriginal people and settlers. This conversation connects Australia’s more recent past with a much deeper one.

These images form part of an ongoing series interrogating the tapestries of cultures in the Australian landscape. The black hole motif represents contradictions within photographic representations of land. Placed within the site itself, it both adds to and takes away from the image; erasing information from the landscape