I have been photographing abandoned chairs on the streets and in piles of junks to be collected by the Councils around Sydney with a camera phone for some time. Although it seems dreary when capturing the remains of broken furniture, what I see is the beauty of social interaction between the residents. In their short life cycles on the streets, they are dumped, offered, overlooked, moved, scattered, rearranged and finally picked up. We do not see whose actions to those chairs as if everyone is working together to create Sydney’s urban responsive living. The film is part of Sydney Songlines workshop, sponsored by the City of Sydney at Metro Screen. I learn a lot from the process. Thanks to Stilgherrian for the great narration and rafiralfiro for the wonderful music.
30 Jun 2007