LEAVING TOGETHER LEAVING TOGETHER
2005
Single channel video installation
Stereo sound
2 minutes
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In Leaving Together, Murphy adopts the use of multiple, synchronised cameras to observe and capture her subjects. Murphy places a video camera into the hands of her grandparents: her 90 year old grandfather and 86 year old grandmother. As they move through the rooms of the house they have occupied together for 70 years, passing the recording camera to each other, Murphy operates another camera capturing the interaction that occurs between the two subjects. Leaving Together speaks of the process of recording moments of family history; the fragility of documentation, the passing of time within life and the fear of leaving someone behind.