Slow Movements

For many of us during lockdown, our lives inside were whipped into a frenzy of screens, devices, disembodied voices and the internet. As the boundaries between work, entertainment and living collapsed, in some ways, public and private spaces inverted. In Melbourne’s norther suburbs people sought peace in outside worlds. Photographer Ben Clement documented people’s introspection and quietness; moments of time suspended in public space over the month of October, 2020.

Location: Park Street, Brunswick East 
| Date: 16.09.20
 | Time: 1.27pm

Location: Main Yarra Trail, Abbotsford | Date: 10.10.20 
| Time: 1.03pm

Location: George Knott Reserve, Clifton Hill 
| Date: 10.08.20 | Time: 4.32 pm

Location: Near Rae Street, Fitzroy North
 | Date: 15.09.20
 | Time: 1.32pm

Location: George Knott Reserve
 | Date: 17.09.20 
| Time: 8.03am

Location: St Georges Road, Fitzroy North
 | Date: 14.10.20
 | Time: 4.57pm

Location: Ramsden Street Oval, Clifton Hill |
 Date: 02.10.20 
| Time: 5.50pm

Location: Park Street, Brunswick East |
 Date: 03.10.20
 | Time: 5.19pm

Location: Canning Street 
| Date: 18.09.20 
| Time: 5.57pm

Location: St Georges Road, Fitzroy North | 
Date: 14.10.20
 | Time: 4.59pm


This piece is part of Assemble Papers 13 Mind the Gap, published at the beginning of February 2021. Find the print version of Mind the Gap at cafes across Melbourne, or order a copy from our webshop and pay only postage costs.


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