Hidden in the Shadow of Lovers, Single Channel Video, 2013
Hidden in the Shadow of Lovers is a single channel video portrait and short fictional documentary on the deceased local writer and artist Adrain. The video positions Adrian within the Docklands of Melbourne where he is estranged from his surrounds, sitting, walking and smoking. Around him, members of the corporate sector engage in contracted exercise, whist others make their way to work, placing Adrian as an societal outsider. The composition of the image, the pace of the editing, places an emphasis on drifting, evident in Adrian’s movement. The film starts with an audio recording of Adrian being interviewed by the police.