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Video Void: Australian Video Art

3 November 201017 November 2010

In Australia there is a significant lack of knowledge regarding early Australian video artworks and an audience faces substantial difficulties in accessing these works and tracing the history and leitmotifs that connect them. American theorist Fredric Jameson described this as the ‘disappearance of history’ — the way in which our society is losing the capacity to retain its own past and has begun to live in a perpetual present. Jameson blamed electronic images like these because, in his opinion, they represent a paradox for memory and history as they connote the immediate instead of the past. Video Void will re-engage the audience with important historical Australian video artworks from the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s through a series of lectures and parallel screening programs. These works have been loaned from Australian collections and archives such as the Australian Video Art Archive, National Gallery of Australia and Griffith Artworks. Our aim is to draw attention to the seminal works of Australian artists, which would otherwise remain lost in time. Convened by Matthew Perkins, Studio Coordinator of Photomedia in the Faculty of Art & Design, Monash University and Dr Elena Galimberti, research assistant for the Australian Video Art Archive in the Faculty of Art & Design, Monash University.

VIEWING PROGRAM 1. Warren Burt 5 Moods 1979 Bush Video Meta Video Programming One 1974 David Perry Interior with Views 1976 Gary Willis ‘... and the Leopard looked like Me!’ – Play for You 1979 Peter Kennedy and John Hughes November Eleven 1979–1981

VIEWING PROGRAM 2. Randelli A Taxi to Temptation and Dial T for Terror 1981 Philip Brophy ADS 1982 Ross Harley Beauty and the Beat 1988 Geoffrey Weary Failure to Materialise 1988 Peter Callas Neo Geo: An American Purchase 1989

VIEWING PROGRAM 3. Troy Innocent and Dale Nason Cyber Dada Manifesto 1990 Ian Haig KRad Man 1991 John Gillies Techno/Dumb/Show 1991 Ross Harley The Digital Garden 1992 VNS Matrix Beg and Gen in the Bonding Booth 1993 Lauren Berkowitz and Lisa Andrew Sightseeing Tours 1993 Justine Cooper Rapt 1998 Barbara Campbell Inflorescent 1999

compiled from Video Void Brochure



Video Void program
Video Void program