Winter Night Screen: Nearness of the Distant

Winter Night Screen: Nearness of the Distant

Bear witness to private moments of personal isolation and endurance in Nearness of the Distant.

In Cate Consandine’s A Woman of the Future, a woman wanders the twilit South Australian desert; she locks hands with a man and spins. He stumbles and falls; she walks into the lavender landscape alone. The subject of Yandell Walton’s Submerged is insulated by and suspended in water. In Kawita Vatanajyankur’s Carrying Pole, the artist herself is similarly suspended, her body serving as a carrying pole for two baskets of bananas in this heightened performance of a domestic chore. Simone Slee is also held in balance in Rocks happy to help: hold up, hold down. Slee’s endurance in the face of an absurd and untenable situation expresses hope.

The Winter Night Screen is an annual program of moving images projected onto the Brunswick Town Hall window after dark. This program is now running as a weekly series on the Counihan Gallery's Instagram TV channel and Facebook page.

Curated by Nicola Bryant

  • Week 1: Cate Consandine
  • Week 2: Yandell Walton
  • Week 3: Kawita Vatanajyankur
  • Week 4: Simone Slee

IMAGE: Kawita Vatanajyankur. Carrying Pole, 2015. Image still from HD video. Courtesy of the artist


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