1. Mia Salsjo, Modes of Translation (still), 2019, HD video with audio, 14.00 mins, Courtesy the artist.
2. Irene Proebsting & Barry Brown, Abandoned Empire (still), 2013, Ed 1/3, Super 8 film converted to digital video, colour, sound, 9.15 mins, Latrobe Regional Gallery Collection, purchased 2016.
3. Irene Proebsting & Barry Brown, Luna Berlin (still), 2013, Ed 1/3, Super 8 film converted to digital video, colour, sound, 9.30 mins, Latrobe Regional Gallery Collection, purchased 2016.
4. Pilar Mata Dupont, Mountain (still), 2015, Single channel video projection with audio, 8.11 mins, Courtesy the artist and Moor Contemporary, Perth. This work was originally commissioned as part of a group residency at the Freud Museum London, conceived and curated by Andrew Nicholls in 2013.
Holly Block, Rosie Gibbens (UK), Laresa Kosloff, Pilar Mata Dupont, Irene Proebsting & Barry Brown, Mia Salsjo, Silo String Quartet, Brie Trenerry, Vanessa White.
18 January to 9 February 2020
Gallery 1, 2 & 3
Video art has a long history. Today video art is ubiquitous, with the technology available in everybody’s hand. This exhibition provides a snapshot of a small number of Australian artists working creatively with this medium. The work in this exhibition is not TV. These videos are often slow in pace, abstract, poetic – or humorous with disjunctive narratives and replete with ethereal other worldliness.
On Saturday 1 February, Silo String Quartet, one of Australia’s leading classical quartets performed artist Mia Salsjo’s composition ‘Modes of Translation’ accompanying her video of the same name. The video and the score were premiered at the Havana Biennale in 2019.
View a video of the performance below.