THE WITNESS: PORTRAIT OF R/WATCHPEOPLEDIE



"There’s an internet community for everything. You haven’t even dreamed of the niches within niches out there, in the muddy depths of unpublicised YouTube channels and discussion forums. Tiyan Baker’s video portraits of loneliness have won major awards. Here, she turns her attention to create a side-glancing portrait of one internet community..."

The Witness: Portrait of r/WatchPeopleDie (2017) was commissioned by RealTime Arts Magazine for online exhibition. The Witness was also selected as a finalist in the 65th Blake Prize at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre in 2017.

Watch the video and read Lauren Carroll Harris's accompanying curatorial essay here.

Artwork details:
digital video, 8 minutes





The Witness, 2017, still from video


The Witness, 2017, still from video


The Witness, 2017, installation view, photography: Jessica Maurer


The Witness, 2017, installation view, photography: Jessica Maurer


The Witness, 2017, installation view, photography: Jessica Maurer

The Witness, performance lecture at Adhocracy 2017


The Witness, performance lecture at Adhocracy 2017




I live and work on the lands of the Gadigal and Wangal people of the Eora nation.
This sovereign land was never ceded.
The land I live on always was and always will be Aboriginal land.