Christmas time; Australia
Christmas time; Australia is an ongoing series exploring the despondant nature of the Christmas spirit in Australia….people and places existing on the outskirts of the festive season hype.
At this time of year there is a displacement that is poignantly felt. There is a peak so close to and end, a series of stops and starts that have a anticlimactic effect when they are fueled by expectation, tumultuous family reunions, consumerism, blistering heat, sunburn, bushfires, road fatalities and closed shops.It almost feels like we are chasing something that was meant for someone else.
In stark contrast to the pure and charming festive customs from the northern hemisphere that we recognize and strive to emulate, the extent of Australia’s celebratory efforts often have a tendency to fall short exposing an absence of meaningful tradition within our society.