Neighbours
First 4:26 of 15:20 minutes

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Commissioned for Visions of Space and Sanctuary, an exhibition that explored the iconic Brunswick Centre prior to its regeneration.

Neighbours recreates the narrative of a single episode of the iconic Australian soap opera. This video domesticates the approach first undertaken in High Noon with the interiors adding to the sense of 70s television documentary but offset by the unrehearsed readings and lacking both metanarrative and closure. The procedure though sometimes uncomfortably awkward nevertheless unites the neighbours and through their willingness to participate brings them together, perhaps for the first time, in comparison to their counterparts fictional close knit community. Carne's use of volunteers reflects the characteristic participatory aspect of her practice whilst being framed by a rigorously considered construction.