Untitled is a meditation on photography itself. Like the medium’s etymological origins (phos meaning light and graphê meaning writing), this work simultaneously depicts nature and culture on the site of a single landscape on Taungurung country. Peering into the work’s seeming entrance-exit, we confront the ghosts of the past in bluestone ruins amongst a developing landscape. The strength of the façade however is overrun by nature and the latter is brought within the former to form a harmonious and indeed dialectical relationship.
Matt Marasco is a Melbourne-based photographer exploring life and landscapes at home and abroad. He is a PhD candidate at La Trobe University closely studying G. W. F. Hegel’s lectures on fine art and the history of photography.