"The way in which we develop a sense of place is often predicated on a consistency in the way we experience things. Memories we might have had of playing on endless beaches as kids become corrupted by revisiting that changed seaside village- now become a commercial strip, and in the same way, old friendships become coloured by experience. We can control to some extent the fixedness of memories and beliefs by not revisiting the past, but sometimes we have change foisted on us by external events- like pandemics".
Janet DeBoos presents a newly imagined direction in which she erases some of her recognisable motifs from her close connection with China, and sees a future that is local, unfixed and eclectic. It is populated with her memories and draws on her time spent closer to home in 2020 and the Australian bush.
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