Video Void

Australian Video Art 1970s, 1980s & 1990s

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.

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. Our aim is to draw attention to the seminal works of Australian artists, which would otherwise remain lost in time.

Convened by Matthew Perkins and Dr Elena Galimberti, the screening program will be shown alongside a series of lectures by Matthew Perkins (1970s), Ian Haig (1980s) and Darren Tofts (1990s) and presents a unique opportunity to view some seminal Australian video artworks. [3, 10 & 17 November]

For full details visit the lecture series web page

Last Updated 30 November 2010

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