silos

An architectural study of silos along the Mallee Highway in South Australia and the Dukes Highway in the Wimmera, Victoria. The project  refers back to the extensive series of photographic images, or typologies, of industrial buildings and structures, by Bernd and Hilla Becher that were done in the 1950s and 1960s. It is historical in nature as many of these silos are on  the old branch  rail lines that have been closed. The project is an excavation recalls the people and places that are stranded, outmoded, or otherwise sidelined. It retrieves and reassembles the  flotsam awash on the shores of capitalist modernity.