Elisa Markes-Young

Elisa Markes-Young was born in Poland, moved to Germany in 1981 and arrived in Australia in 2002. With her cross-cultural biography, she feels caught between worlds and questions how Polish or German she really is. What and where is home? Not a dot on a map defined by lines and numbers, but a psychological state, something that James Baldwin called an ‘irrevocable condition’.

Elisa relates to Croatian writer Dubravka Ugresic who thinks that memories are where we might live after we’ve lost the real thing. Memories are the closest she has to a home.

29 Jacaranda Crescent, Margaret River

Directions: Driving south from Margaret River, turn left at the John Archibald/Boodjidup roundabout, then left into Beech Dr and right into Jacaranda Crescent. No.29 is about 100 metres down the road on the right.

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