Blood Real Estate


  • Farnaz Dadfar University of Sydney



This project titled Blood Real Estate aims to emphasise notions of wounded landscapes. The images in this series are created by applying digital manipulation techniques to images sourced from photographs I have taken of various places in so-called Australia over the last five years. Through the juxtaposition of a stark monochrome aesthetic and red filters, the Australian landscape is observed as if it were a bodily skin being metaphorically scratched at, as if it were a wound about to bleed. In stressing certain interpretations of construction and the ‘dream home’, I attempt to open a space for critical reflection on the availability of land for sale, as published daily on Australian Real Estate websites. By employing dark and dystopian futuristic lenses, I intend to examine the connotation of blood and the commodification of Indigenous lands within a postcolonial era.

Author Biography

Farnaz Dadfar, University of Sydney

Farnaz Dadfar is an interdisciplinary artist born in Tehran but now living on Gadigal Country in Sydney. Her practice spans across media, incorporating sculpture, painting, installation, video, and text exploring the notion of diaspora through the lens of migration. Farnaz has exhibited across Australia and in Europe and Asia, including QUT Art Museum Brisbane, Linden new Art Melbourne, Spinnerei Leipzig, Sarang Building Yogyakarta, and Saba Cultural Artistic Institute Tehran. She is the recipient of several awards, such as Arthur Macquarie Travelling Scholarship, The Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Scholarship – SCA Travel, Anne Runhardt Art Award Notfair, The University of Sydney RTP Scholarship, The David Richards Drawing Award, and the VCA Galloway Lawson Prize. Farnaz is currently a sessional academic and PhD candidate at Sydney College of the Arts, The University of Sydney.