The Vision

 

The sense of trauma runs like an open vein through the story. This will be evoked by visualising the setting for the story as a traumascape, a manifestation of both physical and psychological trauma. At the heart of this traumascape is the first-world icon of the private swimming pool, sitting just out of reach of the soaring gums and tangled native bush of a nearby creek. This physical proximity serves as a metaphor for the temporality, and fragility, of Western bourgeois cultural values.

E and B pool

 

Joel and Danny