Stills from Yield, 2017 digital videos, 3 minutes each.

Sue Kneebone + Tamara Baillie, Digital projection onto silos, Harts Mill, Port Adelaide

Mallee roots are an adaptive feature of native eucalypts in arid zones, in which the underground tubers draw up slightly salty water from the water table for use in respiration.   Once mallee country is surrendered for the sake of high agricultural yields, the water table begins to rise causing dramatic ecological change including dryland salinity.

Yield is a collaboration between Sue and Tamara exploring the habits of mind and legacy of Australian colonial settler culture.

Thanks to support of Arts SA Mentorship program.