If We Only Had Another Room, 2018
HD Colour Video, Single Channel, Sound, Duration 4.30 min
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.