Katherine Butcher



An out-of-home public video campaign and live performance
Trondheim City Centre, Norway and Sydney Australia.

Performance - 07.00am phone calls from the city centre in Trondheim, Norway to the artist’s sister in Sydney, Australia in front of an advertising campaign featuring ‘LIVE’ beach camera footage of the artist talking to her sister on the phone while viewing her on Dee Why beach.

Photo: Mishi Foltyn

“Having a sister or a friend is like sitting at night in a lighted house. Those outside can watch you if they want, but you need not see them. You simply say, "Here are the perimeters of our attention. If you prowl around under the windows till the crickets go silent, we will pull the shades. If you wish us to suffer your envious curiosity, you must permit us not to notice it." Anyone with one solid human bond is that smug, and it is the smugness as much as the comfort and safety that lonely people covet and admire.”  ― Marilynne Robinson