Matthew O’Brien, A Long Way from Camp, 2014. Digital collage,
Matthew O’Brien, Diggers to Borkoon, 2014. Digital collage.
Matthew O’Brien, Diggers to Borkoom 2, 2014. Digital collage.
Matthew O’Brien, Diggers Trail – Meander, 2014. Digital collage.
“Whilst these works are site specific, they are underpinned by a constant dialog of inner and outer experiences at the location. It is about making works that are about experiences in the landscape, acknowledging my lineage and ancestry and the slippages that occur with representing landscape ethically. Whilst I am making work about my experience in the landscape, the figure is predominant, as in the role of a spectator. This is a symbol of my heritage that is sympathetic to, but struggles with a more nomadic approach to representing the site. Decentralising the subject of landscape and concentrating on experience of being present informs the works that then present an alternative narrative – an alternative and personal history” – Matt O’Brien.