One Hour Photo
Dan Sibley and CHRSPRKNSN
“I personally feel that a box, far from being a dead end, is an entrance to another world. I don’t know to where, but an entrance to somewhere, some other world.”
Kobo Abe, The Box Man.
Throughout the year 2020, what has sanctuary looked like for you?
In Melbourne, life is composed of the COVID-19 context of a city with an amplified closure; temporal and spatial injunctions regulating engagement with the world around you (six+ weeks of an 8pm curfew, a 5km restriction upon movement from home in a one-hour window, with one other person, only). Jack-knifed, as we are, into the repeating motifs of ourselves being multiple selves in one location; the home.
Here, the spinning wheel of techne sharpens, splinters, morphs and converges all the things you think you are. Failings, a fluid foundation for the aspiration of tomorrow. Overwhelm, a