“Rich in detail, politically astute and powerful . . . Shadows illuminates the ‘stains’ which make us human and the ‘shadows’ of history which continue to haunt.” —Sydney Morning Herald
Through the deceptively simple format of a slide show, one of Australia’s great photographers/performance artists spins an engrossing web of stories about two communities that have suffered under ignorance and fear—Australia’s aboriginal peoples and its migrant Germans. Understated yet visually striking, and peppered with a wry sense of humor, Shadows is part social documentary and part personal storytelling, illuminating the lives of other “outsiders through the eyes of a gay Chinese Australian. Yang’s understated language and arresting imagery come to life along with a haunting live score by Australian multi-instrumentalist Colin Offord.