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The Great Divide

The Western division of nature and culture, in which humankind are privileged over and above the “natural” environment, is iterated across all cultural practices from colonial landscape painting to contemporary tourism. Steph Tout unsettles this foundational conception with a dual approach – through single-point perspective ‘scenic lookout’ photographs, shot through a warped lens, and by inviting viewers to stand within cylindrical 6-point pinhole montages, to experience Australian lands intimately, in detail and on a human scale. Together, these works propose a way of seeing and being in place that interrogates and challenges the cultural propensity toward passive viewers who remain separate from place, looking out at distant vistas from a fixed point.

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Steph Tout
Dead white and fallen trees
2013

giclee print on Hahnemühle Bamboo and mixed media, 56x95(dia)cm

Steph Tout
Squeaky Beach on the way to Pillar Pt, Victoria
2013

giclee print, 186x105cm

Steph Tout
Amongst the rocks
2013

giclee print on Hahnemühle Bamboo and mixed media, 56x95(dia)cm

Steph Tout
Lake Lilla from Marion's Lookout, Tasmania
2013

giclee print, 186x105cm

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