These images feed our sense of place and retrospective experience, and in the exploration undertaken in Panic + Escape I ask the question: what would be the experience and recollection of escaping through a foreign land to preserve your life? What fragments of memory would remain? Panic + Escape was produced in the French Pyrenees, specifically Aulus in southern France where allies fled to escape from occupied France into Spain during World War 2.
Gareth Willis is an Australian artists who works between Western Australia & Tasmania. His work focuses on the unconscious & subliminal codes of experience, the semiotics of secrets, and that which resides just outside of our conscious mind.