I began this project both purposefully and not. As with several of my other projects, it started to accumulate into A Thing while I was busy doing other things. These photos are a fragment of that story. They are a poem crackling between the lines; an exquisite corpse writ large by an entire city. Or maybe they’re just some snapshots of graffiti.
The Parallaxis is an invitation to experience the city differently; an ongoing game that anyone can play. In this game the ordinary gives way to an everyday that is ambiguous and indeterminate, enlivening the city with a magic that need not be invented, only allowed. Several years ago I began to devise this game in collaboration with the streets and laneways of Melbourne. For the city also plays; this is…
Find yourself a palace. Nothing but the view need be palatial — in fact, the rest can be quite modest. Move in. Live here, sleep here, work here. Dwell. Occasionally look out the window. You will find this happens naturally; when you’re stuck, when you’re sad, when you’re tired of thinking certain things. No more is required. Eventually you will begin to see.