Anne Maree Barry’s most recent film work Otium cum Dignitate ~ Leisure with Dignity combines her own psychogeographic walking tours of the 'Monto' area to create a film and exhibition that reflects historical events, whilst at the same time presenting a complex portrait of female empowerment. Four characters: Madam May Oblong, Kitty D, Countess Aldborough and The Custom House establish a dialogue between locality, history, architecture and the independence of women in a specific time.
"An archway with a faded green gate, residue of previous colours. Brick upon brick. Stone upon stone. 10 vertical white bricks four horizontal - an embedded white cross. Nighttown juxtaposed with a Magdelene. Circe. Circe who could turn men into animals. In her presence, the woods moved, the ground rumbled, and the trees around her turned white."
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