Daniel Bushaway’s second solo exhibition at Boom, Summit explores his fascination with industry and infrastructure in the natural landscape through the medium of photography – using a large format view camera. During the warmer months, Daniel ventured to Victorian alpine ski resorts to investigate the networks of ski-lifts that help move the masses during winter. These ski lifts are part of a bigger investigation for the artist, who is interested in the way we cultivate and manipulate the landscape for pleasure and progress.
“Focusing on these permanent structures that lay unused for many months of the year – a large gap in it’s life cycle, my aim is to reframe these ski lifts when they are no longer in use, before they are reactivated and brought back to life. When they are not in use, the lifts stand proud and within the natural alpine landscape are quite beautiful objects.”
“Over the years I have found myself in many places, from ski fields, factories to abandoned opal mines. Having a fascination for man-altered landscapes, my predominant concern is nature altered through industry and I aim to observe, document and ultimately understand why we cultivate our environments in the way that we do. I use large format film cameras and shoot in natural light and my practice explores and documents a variety of infrastructures, systems and processes that help to support the spectrum of industry. With this in mind I hope to give my audience the opportunity to evaluate the landscape from a different perspective.”
Daniel studied Graphic Design and graduated from Camberwell College of Arts in London with an Honours and currently works as a full time Design Director in Melbourne.
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Summit runs from 14 July – 6 August.