Contributor: Carine Thévenau

Carine Thévenau is a Mauritian/Australian artist who draws much of her inspiration from the natural world, people and her own habitual surroundings. Her work often explores the relationship between man and nature, wilderness and built environments. Carine is passionate about sustainable practices within the arts and continually experiments with ethical materials within her own arts practice.

Seasonal Abandonment of Imaginary Worlds

Carine Thévenau documents and examines deserted playground relics of the Japanese 1980s financial boom (and bust). The abandoned structures create a visual silence, allowing room for curiosity and critical thought. This interval, referred to as “Ma” in Japanese philosophy, is defined as a space between, or a pause that enables space for emotion, thought and life to pass through it.