Das Superpaper, Issue 28
"Western Sydney: A Portrait of a Place"
Guest-edited by David Capra
I was commissioned by Das Platforms and David Capra to produce a work for the 'Views & Artist Pages' section of Issue 28 of Das Superpaper. I produced a work called Marathon, which consisted of three photographs and a short, fictional text that I wrote, utilising extracts from the 1964 short story, The Swimmer by John Cheever. The photographs consisted of a two-part image of me diving into my local pool on an overcast day; and running through a stand of eucalypts. The story is a semi-autobiographical recount of distance - the physical distance of space represented by the Australian wild and domestic landscape; the ideological distance enacted by my body through physical exercise; and the biological distance bridged by puberty and adolescence.
Original photography: Hugh Marchant
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