in the absence of sunlight


Solo performer and solo spectator in pursuit of radical intimacy.

i’m glad i’ve seen you –
can we make a time to meet?
call me.


In the absence of sunlight is an original one-on-one live art event, drawing inspiration from Australian writer Marjorie Barnard’s short story The Persimmon Tree, where a woman recovering from illness lives vicariously through her neighbour – secretly watching her live life outside while she is destined to remain within. What might happen when the ill woman meets this neighbour after closely observing her for so long?

“As private as reading, as intimate as a first date" - HERALD SUN


Created and performed by Tamara Searle 

Collaborators Katerina Kokkinos-Kennedy, Dayna Morrissey, Danny Pettingill and Xan Colman