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"Roe investigates the Goldfields forest as a site of re-imagining and rewriting; a place to puzzle out the paradox of time and how cultural memories of the past can enrich the poetic perception of the present. [T]he photographic documentation of Goldfield Studies [is augmented] with video and sound installation. In a darkened space, three screens on different walls show slow pans of the same forest landscapes frozen in the stills while the audio track plays ambient sounds of the wind and birdcalls. The video triptych gives the sense of time as flow, as continuous unfolding in the present tense through duration and repetition. Roe draws on Hollis Frampton's notion of 'infinite cinema', where photographic stills are fragments excised from an infinite flow of 'all the appearances of the world'.  Roe is intrigued by the notion of time in the photographic still as magical time, the time of mythic or religious ritual and eternal nature."


- Deborah Bright and Liz Wells, Editors, photographies (Volume 6, Issue 2)