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AVF '87 - Music Video awards entries

7 September 1987

[2nd AVF catalogue pp.82-83]


Axolotl - Star Club: Red Zone
Four minutes of madness involving 'Star Club’, a Japanese punk band.

Pippa Bailey / Rosie Waitt / Pedro Troche - No Diving
A montage of images depicting alienation, internal and external.

Bondi CYSS Video Production
Drama-comedy satire; hassles of a businessman.

Kim Bowler / Chantel Manning-Knight - The Terrible Twins: Waking the Witch
A witch in the 16th century is discovered and pursued by her persecutors. She eventually escapes with the aid of her familiar - the blackbird.

Giles Bozec - Belly Dance Disco: 210 Soul
Centres around the singer and his private life on the breadline opposed to his time with the band in the limelight of public life.

Kate Brady / Sebastian Syder / Andre Leu - The Meta Media Show
A Max Headroom style talkback show discussing the relation of the image to the 'real' and a video clip.

Mark Brouggy (Catholic Audio-Visual Centre) - Let Our Choice Be Peace
A low-band video clip for the year of Peace,

Warren Burt - String Trio #2
A video tape where the sounds of the environment determined every aspect of the piece.

David Chesworth - Insatiable
Four people arrive at an old theatre for audition. Through songs and arias we find out more about their past. Produced by Open Channel Co-op Ltd.

Geoff Clifton / Andre Leu - Power
Video about the institution of violence by the state - focussing on the Bathurst riots of 1985.

Mark Cochrane / Susan Davis - Take a Walk On The Wild Side
One continuous shot, filmed at quarter speed of a face being made up and then destroyed,

Ian Colley - Samurai Trash: Natty Trash
This is a humorous depiction of a band on the road. They travel into outerspace, discover Black Planet, play and come back to earth.

Bradley Cox / Helena Chang / Paul Huad - The Jiving Gargoyles: Frog
A short, spontaneous music clip of Brisbane,

Simon Day – Ratcat: Razor Blades
A comment on today’s social culture, a look at one way out.

Tom Dusevic - Help Save the Youth of America
A literal interpretation of Billy Bragg's song of the same name.

Electronic Data Corporation - Electronic Data
Processed drive through a city.

John Foray - Eyebrow Opera: Wild

Greg Ferguson (Technical Director - Stephen Jones) - The Hard Ons: All Set To Go

Gregory Ferris - Not Now Miss: I Ain't So Bad
A Lawn Mower Fantasy

Amanda Gillespie - Kitsh and Synth
Set to music written by Elizabeth Jamieson a video clip on two housewives with a bright idea.

Michael John Gilmore (Shoddy Productions) - Too Much Acid

Mary-Anne Green - Eggenburgers and Battery Hens: Eggenburgers and Battery Hens Live
Psycho Jazz Spasm original music with dancing girls.

Tim Gruchy - Clout
From performance 'Fine Fragments'

Ian Haig - Something to do with a Rock Clip
A video studio, a rock band and a special effects generator.

Vicki Hansen – Poker
Newspapers take over humans in a park one day.

Ulli Hansen / Phil Watts - Liquid Light
Reflections of sunlight and trees on flowing water.

Pamela Harris - Bird Dog
The idea in this video generates from the WORDS in the song called 'Bird Dog' sung by the Everly Bros.

lan Hartley - Love Cage: Bang Bang
Montage Music Video

David Hawthorne - Smash Mac Mac: Loth for Men
The story of a girl’s struggle against being trapped by men.

Paul Hoad - Groovy Things: Imagining Things
Sixties style song utilizing paint and compression video effects.

Ilmar Karuso - Bring Philip: Comforts

Nick Kebbell - Who Could Say

Kim, Yang Il (CN-3 Productions) - Street
Foreign music clip, about a guy waiting for his girl who doesn't turn up.

John Kouladuzos - Sam Vartuli: Over You
Shot in the hills of Katoomba using video overlays.

Andre Leu - Brilliant
Part animated part live footage - treated images concept.

Andre Leu - Experts
Animated video where emphasis is placed on rhythm rather than narrative, form or colour.

David Levell/Neil Mansfield - The Vultees: Miles Away
The Vultees performing live May 1987.

Jose Macalino - We are so pretty?
The moon that the artists and mystics have been visiting for quite a while.

Matraville CYSS Video Production - Computer Control

Meaningful Eye Contact - Crowded House: Don't Dream It's Over
A visual trip down memory lane - the viewer watches Crowded House pass through the rooms of their childhood.

Philip Mortlock/Philip Deamer - Flotsom Jetsom: Power
Music Video shot totally on the new Panacam Video system.

Darren Nelson - McEnroe Caricature
A send up of John McEnroe cut to music.

David Quon / Ronald McCulloch (Sakura Productions) - Crocodile Queen
Home Movie of trip to Bali.

Greg Rapmund (Phantom Possum Productions) - No Taste No Comment / Dragon Quest
Original Dance/drama performed by Temple Theatre November 1986. “Invisable Partners" Vision Dance Co. Performance

Charlie Revai - Ship of Fools: Round and Round
A visual interpretation of depression.

Ashley Scott - Hot Hot Hot for Cold Cold You
Something in the sky, some kind of disturbance.

Paul Scott / Stephen Stockwell - Mutant Death: Priority One: Pigs Bum
This is Bob Hawke's Australia and it is a terrible place to be young and hungry.

Random Beat Testing - Big Things
Why is Queensland dominated by Big Things: The Big Cow, The Big Pineapple and Ruzz Hinze.

Shawn Seet - Disguised as Meet
A short expressionistic narrative set to music exploring fetishism in social relationships.

Kent Smith - Albinoni Adaagio
To promote classical music in a similar successful way to rock video clips.

Sylvester Sole - Spring After War: Where Ships Sail

Frances Sutherland (Independent Video) - Snow
Snow fails in Canberra.

Kyrn Stevens - Blah Blah Blah: The Bob Hawke Walk

Mary Szental - Make A Wish
Using the improvisational dance form, "Contact Dance', and images of the sea, the video was made to communicate and inspire peace.

Jo Tauro -Butchered Babies: Where's My House
Dance performance abstract dedicated to the Year of the Homeless

A Mirror's Performance
Dance Performance viewed through a cracked mirror's reflection.

Peter Westheimer / James Bogel - Move

Peter Westheimer / Jeff Bruer - Sooner than laughter: State of Summer

John Whitteron - Hoodoo Gurus: What's My Scene
A band tries to find its identity.

Toby Zoates - Dorian Dowse: House of Distraction
Music clip for Dorian about a house with a lot of frantic and choreographed dancing.

Guttersnipes: All that Money
Shot in Darlinghurst, Lord Roberts Hotel and inner-city clubs over 8 years of famous and failed bands.

Scribble - Sunday School
Girl remembers affair with aboriginal in the '50's,

Compiled from AVF '87 catalogue by Stephen Jones
Selected objects
Catalogue image for Flicker by Meaningful Eye Contact
Catalogue image for Flicker by Meaningful Eye Contact – from Meaningful Eye Contact - Flicker (1985) 
Catalogue frame from Meditions #2 by Warren Burt (1986)
Catalogue frame from Meditions #2 by Warren Burt (1986) – from Meditations 1-4-8