Miss Carmichael's View traces the subtle movements of the ocean and sunlight in the mouth of Miss Carmichael's Cave over the course of a ten-hour period. Although Eva Carmichael spent only one night in the cave, her dramatic story as one of only two survivors from the wreck of the Loch Ard in 1878 remains attached to this spectacular place. This work is part of a larger series - Cavity - that explores the sensory and psychological resonance of caves in Western Victoria layered with colonial occupation: what they feel like and how they feed the imagination, the need to feel grounded and to feel at home. The work embraces the paradoxical ambivalence of this need and the complex process of negotiating our presence in the land.
This project has been supported by the Victorian Government through Arts Victoria
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