Separated By Meters

 
 
2 meters, 2019. © Alan McFetridge

2 meters, 2019. © Alan McFetridge

 

Sharing a boundary with the Suburb of Menai, Sydney, the titles are measured distances between the camera to the nearest dwelling.

The story for Menai’s residents is one of a narrow escape. Communities affected by Global Heating are beginning to ask the question; how will urban life be sustained and adapt during the forthcoming extreme weather events?

Landscapes are coupled with still life studies of common items, found amongst the ash in the freshly burnt reserve.

 
 
Cutters, 2018. © Alan McFetridge

Cutters, 2018. © Alan McFetridge

Coke Can, 2018. © Alan McFetridge

Coke Can, 2018. © Alan McFetridge

 

The Australian continent has a climate history rich with high rainfall, droughts, bushfires and snowfalls. It is a continent vulnerable to climate extremes and variability. How has human activity altered patterns here, and what will climate change look like for Australian people?

 
316 meters, 2019. © Alan McFetridge

316 meters, 2019. © Alan McFetridge

 

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