Living Room Volume I by Nina Sanadze

Living Room is a series of short films by visual artist Nina Sanadze. Watch Volume I presented by Bus Projects here.

An artist's bench is set in front of window, overlooking a lush garden. Paintbrushes in pot, palettes, plant matter and other artist materials are on the bench.
Living Room is an ongoing series of short films by visual artist Nina Sanadze.

Each film presents a portrait of a Melbourne artist captured in their home studio and sometimes at their job too.

Recorded on a smartphone in between Covid lockdowns, the films blend domestic and political, private and public creating personal, insightful biographies of artists and living conditions of our time. 

The slow panning camera creates a witness view where people and objects are still, presenting a slice of time and timelessness, reminiscent of a theatrical tableau.

A moving picture that doesn’t move, a film evoking a monument.

The narrative is told through domestic objects, trinkets, books, textures, tools, and artworks, producing synaesthesia of sound and image.

The home becomes a rare still life, uncovering ephemerality, beauty, and the unique and rich world of its inhabitants.

House and objects become epic, revealing stories and history through the micro and macro dimensions.

Volume I films were screened weekly on Bus TV , 15 July – 16 September, 2020.

View Volume II here.


To find out more about Nina Sanadze checkout her website and instagram .

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