This is an except from our original application. It captures the ethos behind Unguarded Moments, one that has continued to shape our work with many other places and communities over the years.

“The project celebrates unremarkable moments in people’s everyday lives. Like Andy Warhol’s screen tests, the video projections offer contemplative portraits that use the fleeting nature of an instant as subject matter. They highlight moments when filmed subjects engage with the camera and acknowledge its presence, thus generating a sense of direct eye contact with contemporary viewers.

While the footage captures the momentary, its re-inscription back onto the city also playfully suggests a hidden permanence, offering viewers contact with past lives as though they continue to endure into the present, somehow.

Located in Millers Point, the project deals not only with the fleeting nature of an individual’s life, but also, on a wider scale, changes to Sydney’s economy over time.