Lost IV
Lost IV

Kate Mcmillan

1974 - Lost IV 2008
  • digital prints

series of four photographs

Kate McMillan's work incorporates a range of media including sculpture, film, sound, installation and photography. McMillan is interested in the linking narratives of forgetting and place, often focusing on the residue of the past. Her artworks thus act as haunting memory-triggers for histories and ideas that are over-looked.


The series of four photographs in Lost, taken at Lake Tarawera in New Zealand, originally comprised an element of a larger image and sound installation created in collaboration with composer Kat Hope.

Exploring ideas of loss and concealement and the fragility of memory, the photographs in Lost record the landscapes of McMillan's late father's childhood holidays - also the site of a fatal volcanic eruption which buried villages surrounding the lake in the late nineteenth century.

© Kate McMillan

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