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    Candice Boyd b. 1970, Adelaide, South Australia Elizabeth (Libby) Straughan b. 1983, London, England POSTHUMAN LANDSCAPES 2021 Video (Silent Projection) In 2019, Candice and Libby collected ‘B-roll’ footage from Griffith, Hedland, and Port Lincoln during the first year of the Engaging Youth in Regional Australia study. During 2020, due to border closures, Candice was unable to return to complete filming but instead used the footage to make this short video. Inspired by Linda Lappin’s book called The Soul of Place, Libby ‘tweets’ to the landscape. These tweets appear as a text crawl through the middle of the video. Lappin suggests that in tweeting to landscape, writers should '[l]ook for the beautiful, sublime, picturesque, strange, or comic. Strive for the haiku effect' (p. 43). By combining this with panoramic images, Candice and Libby foreground what would have been the background while, at the same time, gesturing towards the posthuman: "Posthumanism refers to a critique of Humanism, emphasizing a change in our understanding of the self and its relation to the natural world, technology, biotechnology. The notion of what it means to be human in the 21st century no longer reflects the ideas of 18th-century Humanism. We are gradually becoming aware that man [sic] is not the center of the universe [but rather a part of] a multidimensional network of beings entangled with other beings (Anastasiia Raina, Eye on Design Magazine, 2019)." Candice grew up in a defence force family, travelling to different parts of Australia and the United States in her youth. She holds two PhDs, one in Psychology from Monash University (2000) and the other from the University of Melbourne, jointly awarded by the Victorian College of the Arts and the School of Geography (2016). She is currently an Australian Research Council DECRA Fellow at the University of Melbourne (2019 to 2021) and conducts research within the area of creative geographies. Libby spent her childhood living in the islands of the South Pacific and her teenage years in London, UK. She holds a PhD from Aberystwyth University (2012), awarded by the School of Geography and Earth Science. She is currently a Research Assistant at the University of Melbourne working within the research areas of cultural geography and mobility studies.

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