Bear witness to private moments of personal isolation and endurance in Nearness of the Distant, curated by Nicola Bryant for The Winter Night Screen; an annual program of moving images projected onto the Brunswick Town Hall window after dark.
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. 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. Amidst the visual and aural clamour of the Sydney Road streetscape, viewers can bear witness to private moments of personal isolation and endurance in Nearness of the Distant.