Connor Fitzgerald


10 min 31 sec (excerpt)Single channel / Digital Video / Colour / Sound

"CLOSE UR EYES, MAKE A WISH is a poem I wrote in 2020 which I have also used as a script for this film. This poem and film responds to my combatting feelings of love and mourning between my relationships to gender and my natural surroundings. Feeling grounded and a part of this ecosystem is directly linked to my sense of wellbeing. This work is an articulation of how I, as a nonbinary person, am interconnected with my own time and place."

Artist's statement

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South Pacific context.

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