Deathscapes

Dying Outside Parallax 5

Deathscapes

Tracey Moffat, Something More # 9, 1989. Series of 9 images. Cibachrome. 98 x 127 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney.

In Tracey Moffatt’s 1989 series Something More, a young woman’s yearning to escape her rural surroundings ends in the image of a brutal death, a body sprawled on an open road three hundred miles from the city of Brisbane.  The image all too graphically invokes the deaths of Indigenous women on country roads and highways in the years before and since.


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