You are close be-side me is a series of large-scale screen prints presenting the documentation of a funeral by two sisters—Annette, who attended the proceedings for their grandfather in person in Taiwan, and Melodie, who joined via Zoom from Australia. This collaborative work encapsulates a shared experience of witnessing and documenting grief simultaneously through two different perspectives, access, and means. Together, they reflect on the ways digital access facilitates grief, influencing our process of mourning in the modern world.

Curator: Annette An-Jen Liu
︎︎︎Curatorial essay 

You are close be-side me was exhibited at PhotoAccess, Kamberri/Canberra from 28 June—11 August 2023.

Installation images: Maria Koulouris