Barbecue By Myself

 

“The private amenity space around the dwelling ... The backyard can be percieved as ‘open’ to the user to display individualism and enjoy privacy ... residential developments from the mid 1990’s onwards have displayed a disturbing trend. In the contemporary suburb, the function of the backyard is not maintained. There is very little private dwelling space to the rear of the dwelling …” -Tony Hall in The Life and Death of the Australian Backyard

I began having barbeques alone. 

Thus the normally social activity of barbecuing is transformed into a solitary affair in an attempt to regain the back yard as a space for privacy and individualism. 

 Selected stills from video 2014, documentation of occasional performance in own backyard in Australia, 15:56 minutes.

Selected stills from video 2014, documentation of occasional performance in own backyard in Australia, 15:56 minutes.