To the Other End

This project deals with the live export of millions of sheep from Australia to the Middle East. The main part of this work is a replica of a hand knotted Baluchi funeral carpet which was produced in Australia and used during the ‘Feast of the Sacrifice’ in Bahrain. After the ritual slaughter of an imported sheep, the blood-soiled rug was returned, but not until it underwent an extensive radiation procedure, as part of Australia’s import clearance process. It was put on show in an exhibition in Freemantle, the port city, from where millions of sheep are transported.