If We Only Had Another Room, 2018

HD Colour Video, Single Channel, Sound, Duration 4.30 min

From If We Only Had Another Room, Seventh Gallery, Melbourne, 2018
Exhibition text Idle Hands by Morgan Jones.


If we only had another room is a reflection upon a specific place in Melbourne; St. Georges Road, Toorak which the artist drives
through on their return home from work to a small rented studio apartment. Manners' work often make reference to the phenomenon of
developing place, enquiring into the complexities and nuances that arise when doing so. This video is a meditation upon the
inconceivable wealth present on this particular road, with one house said to be 'worth' $70 million. It also more broadly looks at
the way people inhabit space and how it is used or not used.