Spatial Specifications, Fitzroy Street St. Kilda, Melbourne

Year: 1994
Ontology: standalone

Medium: watercolour and lead pencil on paper

HxWxD cm: 50.5h cm x 2.5w m
Collection: Private collection: Melbourne, 1994

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Encyclopaedia of Spatial Specifications

fig. 5 – library: Fitzroy Street St. Kilda, Melbourne

Arriving late at the cafe, apologetically approaching him waiting, she sees the camera resting on the table. They launch into a familiar patter of conversation: she forgets to ask about the camera.

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Encyclopaedia of Spatial Specifications

fig. 5 – library: Fitzroy Street St. Kilda, Melbourne

Chatter, ground coffee, taped music – a piano – ascending descending staircases somewhere else, tables dragged along the bare concrete floor, ‘excuse me, will you be using this chair’, bottles of gold and blackened wine in rows along the white walls, glistening.

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Encyclopaedia of Spatial Specifications

fig. 5 – library: Fitzroy Street St. Kilda, Melbourne

They are talking, he picks up the camera and unannounced, unexplained, he takes a photograph. He does this once, twice, many times; noting down the time of each in a pad.

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Encyclopaedia of Spatial Specifications

fig. 5 – library: Fitzroy Street St. Kilda, Melbourne

She is bemused, but refrains from asking – he from telling.

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Encyclopaedia of Spatial Specifications

fig. 5 – library: Fitzroy Street St. Kilda, Melbourne

Time to depart, she refrains no longer, begins to ask – but falters: ceased by thoughts whispering ‘hopefully’. It was whenever she’d said ‘hopefully’ amidst speaking that he’d taken a photograph.

He says: ‘Sorry, what did you say’. She says: ‘Oh, I’ll tell you tomorrow’. They pay their bill and leave.

[floorplan details]

rooms for viewing the photographed spaces of spoken words beginning with … b. c. d. e. f. , i. j. k. l. m. o. p. q. r. s. u. v. w. x. y.

rooms in which art indexed the time and place of spoken words beginning with … b. c. d. e. f. , i. j. k. l. m. o. p. q. r. s. u. v. w. x. y.

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Qty ID Medium HxWxD cm
5 Encyclopaedias

watercolour and lead pencil on paper

38.5 x 28.6 (unframed), 50.5 x 40 (framed)