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Tara Marynowsky

b. 1979

Tara Marynowsky draws on collage and appropriation practices for her video works creating short, hallucinogenic excursions through cut and paste montages of found footage set to pop and film music soundtracks. The Deer Hunter [2004] took The Shadow’s easy listening rendering of the theme music from Michael Cimino’s 1978 war movie classic as the basis for a hectic romance and revenge narrative; men with guns fire comically at each other, adopt the heads of animals and assassinate Julie Andrews - all seen through a blizzard of floating black shapes suggesting swarming flies, bees or snow flakes. The Apple of My Eye [2006] used a similar cut and paste technique to build dense frames of fighter planes, the smiling head(s) of a ruddy-faced aviator and a female chorus. The end result is a short video of psychedelic intensity that’s both gently ridiculous and visually compelling. Using the same mirror imaging technique as her previous works, I Really Like What You’ve Done to Me [2007] lifted dance sequences from various films and re-edited the footage to a contemporary R&B soundtrack.

Andrew Frost
Other works 

Selected solo/group exhibitions: Tara Marynowsky,Chalk Horse Gallery, Sydney, 2008. Videoformes, Clermont Ferrand, France, 2008. I Really Like What You’ve Done To Me, Kings Ari, Melbourne; Ecoutez les Zimages, Reunion, Pacific Ocean; Panoramic Perturbations, 'a little blah blah’, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; International Festival of Video art of Casablanca, Casablanca, Morocco, Videoformes: PRIX DE LA CREATION VIDEO 2007, Clermont-Ferrand, France, SynCity Pompidou film program, Australian Centre Moving Image, Melbourne, 2007. The International Festival of Videoart of Valencia, Valencia, Spain SynCity, Australian Centre of Photography, Sydney, Video Easy, Chiang Mai University Art Museum, Chiang Mai, Thailand The Hart Center For Arts, Beijing, China, The Harries National Digital Art Award, QUT Arts Museum, Brisbane, Australia.

Selected publications: Runway, Issue Ten Romance - „My Love is in the Mix’, The Invisible Inc, 2008. Screen Tests, The Sydney Morning Herald, November 24, 2007 Intelligent Dolphins: From Metaphysical TV to Remix Culture, SynCity catalogue, d/Lux Media Arts, 2007. The Late Sessions, Artlink, Vol. 26, No 2, 2006, Manifestation Internationale Videoformes, catalogue, 2006.

– from The Deerhunter, via d/Archive