Friday, May 08, 2009


One of Ballard's key insights is that an atrocity one is powerless to prevent becomes a kind of spectacle.
-- James Warner
Some carvings are at least 30,000 years old and it is even possible that the site is twice the age of the famous Lascaux cave paintings. But there are plans to site a liquid natural gas plant here, and parts of the area have already been destroyed, with images either pulverised or ripped away from where they belong. When this happens, Aboriginal people say, part of a songline is destroyed forever, it is "like our Bible torn apart".
--Jay Griffith

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