Barbara Cleveland, This is a stained glass window (video still), 2019. HD single channel video, 13:30 mins. Courtesy: the artist and Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney.
This is a stained glass window is a single channel video installation that reflects on the working history of Barbara Cleveland. The work enquires into the collective’s 15-year shared intellectual and creative pursuit, positioning their friendship, artistic labour and collaboration as a ‘stained glass window’.
Directed by the collective, with original score by Corin Ileto, the new video work is inspired by the description of the friendship between two authors, political theorist Hannah Arendt and novelist Mary McCarthy, who describe their friendship as a “thinking business for and with each other.”
Exhibition opens: 6–8pm Friday 29 November 2019