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Littoralis is the Latin term for the seashore and half the scientific name of the endemic native Australian Sheoak tree: Allocasurina Littoralis. Filmed on the unceded lands of the Yuggera, Jagera, Turrbal and Koombumerri people, Littoralis merges analogue 16mm moving image film with digital technology to create an expanded view of the landscape that is at once both familiar and strange.
From their roots deeply embedded into the sand to the whistling of the wind through their fronds, Littoralis explores concepts of recollection, memory, simulation, and sight engendered by the framing of the coastal landscape.
Anita Holtsclaw’s works explore our relationship to the poetic landscape. Embracing the emotive qualities of moving-image media and sound, she creates embodied works that offer an expanded field of vision for the viewer to navigate. Holtsclaw’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including the Museum of Brisbane 2022, CARPARK Gallery, Brisbane, 2021; Citè International des Arts, Paris, 2017; The Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane 2015; The Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, 2013-14 and Bus Projects, Melbourne, 2012.
IMAGE: Anita Holtsclaw, Littoralis (Film Still), 2021, 16 mm Black and White Film, 9 minutes and 5 Seconds. Sound by Helen Franzman.