Â A remnant of the playground or parking lot at what used to be Enmore Boys High School, now a fenced-offÂ piece of waste ground. The scene of a massacre? No â€“ probably somebody practisingÂ with â€˜body outlineâ€™ shapes. But why? And why here?
The body outline is a crime fiction clichÃ©.Â In real lifeÂ police hardly ever draw around corpses but the imageÂ is used by everyone, from advertisers to political protestors, to signify some sort of violent death. There are more pavement bodies inÂ an article I wrote for on-line journalÂ Second Nature –Â â€˜Outlines (Watch this space)â€™Â
Hicks, M. 2009. Outlines (Watch this space). Second Nature 1 (1):124 – 139.