Jacob Raupach: Fell
Links Gallery: 21 November 2015 – 10 January 2016
Pine Clearing2015, archival inkjet print in pine frame
Fell is a continued investigation into understanding the shifting history of industry in regional New South Wales, using photography to explore the struggle between trusting tradition and pursuing progress.
The photograph offers the innate ability to make visible the marks and intersections of industry, labour and society. By using found and created photographs, Fell weaves and constructs a complex, multifaceted history of an area both dependent upon and in conflict with these seemingly unquestionable relationships.
Located at the points where these ideas intersect, overlap and crash together, Fell exemplifies the dangers of believing neither in the future nor the past, but rather remaining hopeful about the stasis of the present.