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Produced: ABC Radio Drama
Awards: 2004 AWGIE (Australian Writers’ Guild) Award for Radio Drama
Jo, an Australian graduate archaeology student, leaves Dan, her surfie boyfriend to study with Dr Marks, an archaeology professor at the British Museum. Their object of study is a fictionalised version of Linden Man, the ‘body in the bog’—a likely Celtic ritual sacrifice deriving from the period of the Roman invasion of Britain. Jo is thrown back into a Celtic apprehension of life and sacrifice as she is forced to face elements of her own nature and likely life choices. The piece is a concrete evocation of the tension between visible and the apprehended worlds.
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