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Tag: video

Lana Lopesi

A Memoir For Falling Light

Artist: Robert George “Imagine, though, that the makers of Fourth Cinema come to accent whanaugatanga or wairua or aroha in their productions” Barry Barclay Death, like life, is one moment intrinsically linked with the human experience. While we all have different ways of seeing, understanding and functioning in this world, the event of leaving life […]

Amelia Wallin

Looking at you looking at you: performance and its documents in the internet age

Blackmore and cinematographer Bonnie Elliott’s beautifully constructed visuals detail the exhaustive preparation, posing and filtering of each subject’s photos. Multiple methods of image production are at play here: the subjects take selfies that are interwoven into the production of the documentary shoot, and we are no longer sure of whose image is whose. The footage […]

Marian Abboud & Vicki Van Hout

I don’t have anything 2017

Marian Abboud is a Western Sydney-based artist working across disciplines, often collaborating with communities to create narrative driven works that challenges perceptions of identity and complex historical and cultural frameworks. Vicki Van Hout is a Wiradjuri woman born on the south coast of NSW and is an independent choreographer, performance-maker and teacher. I don’t have […]

Melissa Deerson

Notes from underwater I 2017

Melissa Deerson works across various artforms, often exploring the interaction between society and the natural world. Notes from underwater draws from the research, notes and doodles that she made during an extended trip through Italy and Europe that resulted in the artwork Five minutes with a moray eel (2016). The companion piece to this work […]

Wart

Mo-bile (Carriageworks, 2007); In between breaths (Performance Space, 2006)

Wart is a Sydney-based performance artist, painter, illustrator and cartoonist who has been exhibiting and performing in Australia since the early 1980s. Here is documentation from two works from Wart’s archive: Mo-bile (Carriageworks, 2007) and In between breaths (Performance Space, 2006) This is a companion piece to Daniel Mudie Cunningham’s article ‘Mental Olympics: in between […]

Elise Routledge

Emile Zile: digital communion

Emile Zile is an artist, performer and filmmaker crafting poetic turns about the relationship between digital media and social conditions. His work provides a penetrating critique of how the manufactured outputs of the mass media and technology industries interact with our bodies, behaviours and feelings. It offers, in the artist’s words, ‘damaged optimism’ for humans […]

Lauren Burrow

Jimmy Nuttall, GINA, and an erotics of loneliness

Jimmy Nuttall’s 2016 short film, GINA, is a reflection on contemporary malaise that borrows its structure as much from the haphazard mode of home movie-making as any historical avant-garde. Shot in Melbourne and its surrounding rural landscape, the video tells an experimental post-breakup narrative of Gina and Jules that begins with a cast of Jim’s […]

Zanny Begg

Refuge

Undrawing the Line, The Swamp, 2016 Animation, 27mins Editing and animation by Zanny Begg Hazeen animation by Safdar Ahmed and Can Yalcinkaya Audio mix by Jon Hunter Music by Stef Conner and the Lyre Ensemble, Hazeen and Kate Carr Drawing contributions from Undrawing the Line and Bossley Park High Students Bashir Ahmed, Parastoo Bahrami, Neda […]

Phuong Ngo

My Dad the People Smuggler

Phuong Ngo is Melbourne based artists whose practice explores the individual and collected identity of the Vietnamese Diaspora through the exploration of history, politics and culture. My Dad the People Smuggler is a video that speaks to the photographic images he has included in the print edition of un Magazine 10.2. The video examines his […]

Brighid Fitzgerald & Tash Madden

Untitled

Fibres from one woollen blanket found on tram stop outside Melbourne Central Station. “Warrnambool 1965” written on tag. Packaging from one battery operated lint shaver from Daiso. Rice paper from Daiso (for bonding paper fibres together). Butcher’s paper from Dean’s Art, rolled into an A4 piece of scrap paper that lists woodwind instruments (also included). […]

Aodhan Madden

Making batteries: conversation with the Karrabing Film Collective

Drawing from questions written with Adelle Mills and Pip Wallis, I met a few members of the Karrabing Film Collective (Linda Yarrowin, Rex Edmunds, Natasha Lewis, Gavin Bianamu, Elizabeth Povinelli and their friend, Susan Edmunds) during their time in Melbourne, in August. The collective were showing two short films at the Melbourne International Film Festival: […]

Tara Heffernan

The Form That Accommodates The Mess, OtherFilm and Institute of Modern Art, 30 October 2014

The relationship between society and image-production was explored in The Form That Accommodates The Mess, a program of four films curated by OtherFilm in collaboration with the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane. Included were Robin Laurie and Margot Nash’s We Aim to Please (1976), Martha Rosler’s Semiotics of the Kitchen (1975), Dara Birnbaum’s Technology/Transformation: Wonder […]

Harriet Kate Morgan

Aesthetic Suicide

The 2013 version of Silver Bullets begins with a re-edited excerpt from Warhol and Paul Morrissey’s 1967 film I, a Man, in which Solanas performs her own scripted lines. Condensed from the original nine minutes to two minutes, Burchill and McCamley’s re-edit showcases Solanas’s particular brand of table-turning humour, as she wittily refuses a sexual […]

Patrice Sharkey

Channel G, West Space, 21 June – 13 July 2013

In June and July 2013, Sean Peoples staged Channel G at West Space, transforming the gallery’s back space into a temporary, makeshift film studio that broadcast live and unscripted video content produced by an ensemble of local contemporary artists and friends of Peoples. As viewers of Channel G, we were privy to a wide range […]

Jesse Dyer

Une séance du cinéma

‘Didn’t the images and forms of modernism already have ruin, decay, and obsolescence written into them?’[^1] — Mark Lewis, Is Modernity our Antiquity? Daria Martin’s One of the Things that Makes Me Doubt is an ambiguous exhibition experience. The chattering of film projectors and the earthy soundtracks by Zeena Parkins resonate through the muddy acoustics […]