the moment where art happens / selfie echoes through the wall / kids cut circles round the hard fact of it / emerge from behind the monolith ‘are you scared? are you afraid of art?’
looking for things you would have liked / take a picture of where I am without you / what is most true is that you is no specific person but the way I am yoked to the world
the moment where art is alive / two men and two young boys talk with the gallery host about home in India / she has a machine but grandma still washes clothes in the street
that’s it, what I am afraid of / to centre someone else’s story / I barely see what is there, just trying to complete the picture of me
Susie is a writer based in Sydney. Her practice is concerned with the distances between place, people and culture, themes she explores through poetry and non-fiction. ‘seeing: 21st Biennale of Sydney’ initiates a four-part series of responses to ‘SUPERPOSITION: Equilibrium & Engagement’.
‘SUPERPOSITION: Equilibrium & Engagement’, the 21st Biennale of Sydney presents at seven Sydney museums, galleries and non-traditional exhibition spaces: Art Gallery of NSW (AGNSW), Artspace, Carriageworks, Cockatoo Island, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA), Sydney Opera House and 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art.