Australia: once a dark mysterious place, hidden from the world, shrouded in mystery, and experienced by early europeans as a vast wasteland to be conquored and laid bare. They were afraid of it's strangeness, and blind to it's order.
While reading David Malouf's 'Conversations and Curlow Creek' I couldn't help but sense this feeling of encourtering an unknown place with fear and a brutality of survival met by men who did not know this land. My artistic venture is to seek out pockets of what remains dark, vast and mysterious in our landscape. Tasmania has often been explained to me as a place I could find this.
The Following are meandering thoughts about what I intend to do/find and produce during this time:
Things to take with me:
- books and ideas on the phenomological process of producing a body of work
- information and concepts by heidegger and other philiosphers of note
- books on painting theories, approaches
- art supplies a plenty
- instant coffee
Alaska Young is an artist seeking creative adventures of transformation.