The Space Between Us, 2017
HD Video, 8:26 minute loop
The Space Between Us is a site-specific performance and video focused on the small agricultural community of Tallangatta Valley, Australia, Lyon’s childhood home. The community was invited, by mail, to participate in a performance that was unknown and undescribed to them.
Rural Australia often has few services or infrastructure focused on building a social fabric, relying on volunteers in the community. What are the processes and methods that bring people together? Where are the civic spaces in agricultural regions? And what are the ways that might allow us to see ourselves as a collective, rather than an individual?
The Space Between Us offered the opportunity to make something in common—listening, moving, speaking, looking and thinking—aimed to engage questions about the future of rural communities while working towards a stronger social fabric.