Tracing Australia 2016-2018
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Tracing Australia was a two year project which resulted in the artwork and video film (with the same title) Amnesia – the Eagle and the Rabbit.
Gustav Hellberg visited Hopetoun four times over three-year timespan, with each visit providing him more information about the history, the land and its people. The final artwork is made out of three main sections: a video film, a video installation and a collection of artifacts together with text material.
The video film explores the absence of knowledge and the unspoken histories of the Ravensthorpe region, its nature, and also the people who have been active in this land for the last 50-60.000 years.