Sideways by Lily Ashrowan

Sideways by Lily Ashrowan

‘Sideways’ considers the space between my body and the bodies of those I love, its premise a quote from Simone Weil, “To love purely is to consent to distance, it is to adore the distance between ourselves and that which we love.” It responds to a contemporary politics of touch in the aftermath of the pandemic, trying to satisfy a desire for physical proximity. The text is a poetic half fiction, which considers how we might be able to reach across time to access friends who are no longer alive, or love people who are otherwise far from us.

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HD Video / 01:49 min / 2021

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