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Saturday Nights
HDV with stereo sound
10:20 mins


Saturday Nights documents a country-dance that was organised and filmed in 2007 on the Tasman Peninsula. Saturday Nights combines documentary observations and scripted actions to reveal aspects of the personal histories and relationships that exist in a rural community; visualising paradoxical isolation and connection. Saturday Nights was filmed soon after the 10 year anniversary of the Port Arthur Massacre.

Originally commissioned as part of the Port Arthur Project, Ten Days on the Island 2007

Performers: Barbara Clifford, Betty Wylie, Mervyn Magee and The All Ordinaries



  Installation view, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; photo: Jenni Carter
> Primavera 2010 (PDF download)