When the Walls Close In

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When the Walls Close In was written during the first weeks of the Australian Covid-19 lockdown. During this period, my wife and I were told to work from home, where we were also responsible for schooling our 5- and 11-year-old children. It quickly became apparent that juggling two full-time jobs, plus managing two children at opposite ends of the primary school continuum was going to require significant time and energy from all of us. When the Walls Close In... was originally just a mock abstract, standing alone with nothing following it, written for the amusement of my colleagues. After a particularly fraught morning, though, I set out to capture the particularly singular experience of living through a global event at a domestic level. I adopted an entirely dialogue-driven narrative as a means of positioning readers within the moment. Upon completion it seemed an obvious fit alongside the mock-abstract
Original languageEnglish
TypeWriting Exhibited in Online Art Exhibition
Media of outputOnline PDF
PublisherThe Centre for Creative & Cultural Research, Faculty of Arts & Design, University of Canberra
Number of pages5
Place of PublicationCanberra ACT
ISBN (Print)9781740885058
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jul 2020


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