In focus: Raquel Ormella’s Here we are
Convergence / Environment / History

In focus: Raquel Ormella’s Here we are

In Australia the birds commonly seen in urban areas are often called ‘junk birds’. Like ubiquitous pigeons, these birds are found in almost every international city and dominate urban and natural environments. Here we are (2012) by Raquel Ormella features the Indian Myna bird (Acridotheres tristis), a species that was introduced to Australia from India … Continue reading

In focus: Shaun Gladwell’s Pacific Undertow Sequence (Bondi)
Convergence / Environment / Geography

In focus: Shaun Gladwell’s Pacific Undertow Sequence (Bondi)

Pacific Undertow Sequence (Bondi) (2010) presents a pictorial inversion that calls into question our perception of space and its physics. At first, a lone surfer (Gladwell himself) is shown sitting on his surfboard as the ocean surface gently ripples and warps. Soon, it becomes obvious he is not above the surface of the ocean but … Continue reading