Motion Picture considers art’s relationship to the cinematic through the work of six contemporary Australian artists. At first glance, the content and style of these works are seemingly familiar, however any initial sense of familiarity is quickly undermined as narratives are confused or completely dismantled, well-known scenes are removed from their intended contexts, and common cinematic tropes are obscured and subverted.
Each artist in the show engages with the cinematic in a different way. While some cut and rearrange existing footage to create new sequences, others construct their own cinematic moments based on familiar tropes and scenes that feel like something the viewer has seen many times before. Despite their differences, the works are drawn together through commonalities such as repetition, subversion and anticipation.
Free, exhibiting every night from 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Curated by Katherine Dionysius and Amy-Clare McCarthy.
Artists: Benjamin Crowley, Simone Hine, Daniel McKewan, Llewellyn Millhouse, Anita Holtsclaw, Grant Stevens
Image: Simone Hine – 11:35am (2010). Digital video, 2:04, looped