“Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house,
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse…”

The Christmas Tree Bucket is a modern-day Christmas story with a dark edge. A wordless narrative, Parke’s story is an ironic take on the typical Australian suburban Christmas. He photographs friends and family, and casts them in a twisted tale that merges fact and fiction. The viewer is left to make imaginative sense of images of barbeques, screaming children, a burning gingerbread house, and even the photographer himself vomiting into the infamous Christmas Tree Bucket. Says Parke: “It was there – while staring into that bright red bucket, vomiting every hour on the hour for fifteen hours straight – that I started to think how strange families, suburbia, life, vomit and in particular, Christmas really was…” Merry Christmas!


128 pages

Hardback / Imitation leather
29.5 x 25 cm

English

ISBN 978-3-86930-206-5
1. Edition 11/2013

Out of print

€ 38.00 incl. VAT
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