This series documents the ageing migrant communities of Albury-Woodonga in central Australia. Despite their small populations, the twin towns of Albury Woodonga (separated by the mighty Murray River) experienced a huge influx of European migrants in the 1950′s. The nearby Bonegilla immigration processing facility was the first port of call for 300,000 new arrivals to Australia.
Margo Dooney currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY, as the editor/publisher of VUU Collective, an online and printed platform for emerging artists. She recently completed a three-month long residency in Reykjavik, Iceland, and will be working on a new project in Berlin, Germany this fall.
The Moscow River exists “backwards”: the movement happens outside of it, the life around flows by, avoiding the river as if it was a heterogenous element built in the landscape.
This project studies “the edge effect”, that appears when people interact with the river. It’s at the contact points where this “biodiversity” appears – new, bizarre behaviorial patterns and cultural strata, as if thrown out on the riverside by the current.