Humpty Doom

by Liss Fenwick

Humpty Doom started with pictures I took as a teenager, growing up in Humpty Doo, a rural district of the so-called “northern territory” of “Australia”. In the following decades I’ve explored the relations between my settler family and the Larrakia (Aboriginal) land we live on through photographs of our local surroundings and the three generations living there. In making this work I think about the problematic nature of the Territory government’s plan to “develop the north” through industry and extractive capitalism, the sixth mass extinction event, and the dubious future of the “N.T.”. I make this work with love.