Living Room: Seth Searle

Living Room is a series of short films by visual artist Nina Sanadze.

An artist sits at their desk . They are wearing light grey pants with paint strips on them and a light grey top. They have long brown hair. On the desk are papers, a painting, books and jars of paintbrushes. Behind then are paitings on the wall and fabric hanging from a coat hanger. The painting on the desk is of the fabric hanging on the back wall.

Living Room by Nina Sanadze

Living Room is a series of short films by visual artist Nina Sanadze. Watch Series one and two here.


Duration
9 minutes

Living Room Volume 1 - Seth Searle, 9 September 2020

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. 

Seth Searle’s work investigates the relationship between painting and performativity. Through working with the imagery of cropped limbs, vessels, food, patterns, and hanging backdrops, she is playing with the symbology of the empty container, cropped and measured foregrounds, and distortions through the glass.

The paintings aim to articulate a feeling of theatrical uncertainty in regards to the performance of self and ask the question: what parts of this performance are visible?

To find out more about the artist check out their website and Instagram .

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