300 snapshots of animals captured and portrayed in sequence of where they died in relation to the road.
Photo exhibition: Michelle McFarlane
Death on the Street
May, 2021 (rescheduled to June, 2021)
In the exhibition Death on the Street a photo collage is accompanied by large scale wall murals that convey both the horror and harmony of death. The pictures are a real-world visual reference of wild creatures, domestic animals, sea life, birds and even insects, some close to extinction others considered pests that have died in our front gardens, pathways, urban streets, outback dirt roads, country highways and even shorelines. The final result emerged with an inventory of image variables, presented as a graphic arrangement of qualitative contents, curated and pre-arranged, open for exploration and interpretation.
The collection, captured with phone cameras over a period of 6 years, came about initially as correspondence with Marion Huxley, a scientist and colleague from Museum Victoria whilst living in different cities on the east coast of Australia.
The very nature of nature is to evolve and diminish, as with technology and the anthropogenic world. Our surroundings (natural and unnatural) change ever so gradually over time to become everyday life. Likewise, our fellow animals are also getting on with their daily lives and often there is a collision of the two.