The Older Industrial Parks Near Newport, Victoria. An extended dialogue with the late Lewis Baltz’s seminal 1974 work "The New Industrial Parks Near Irvine, California". The result is images that transform Baltz’s stark Californian minimalism into an ethereal antipodean nocturne.
Australian landscape rarely elicits such blatant anger. Our notion of landscape seems very different. Baltz documents the short term impact of money while Lane’s project explores the mildly subversive impact of people after the event (more erosion than explosion). Lane and Baltz’s aims may seem different and yet they are very much connected. Both projects are deeply rooted in an exploration of place and time, there and here, then and now, Lane and Baltz. www.billane.com