Malcolm Smith

Copyright 2007-2012
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Ships Passing in the Night
May 13 until 27, 2012
Lir Space, Yogyakarta

Ships Passing in the Night is an idiom from before the time of steam or coal powered shipping. In the era when sailing ships glided silently across the vast and lonely oceans, two ships passing close by at night might easily fail to notice each other. The phrase is often used in the context of one-night-stands, but on a deeper level, it also refers to lost opportunities or unrealised potential.