Motion Picture

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.

Artists: Benjamin Crowley, Simone Hine, Daniel McKewen, Llewellyn Millhouse, Anita Holtsclaw, Grant Stevens

Curated by Katherine Dionysius and Amy-Clare McCarthy.

Parer Place, QUT Creative Industries Precinct , Kelvin Grove, QLD: 16 – 29 May, 2016
Showing nightly 6.30 – 9.30pm

Further exhibition text.

Exhibition documentation by Llewellyn Millhouse

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Anita Holtsclaw, The waves (video still) 2013, digital video, 15:03
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Anita Holtsclaw, The waves (video still) 2013, digital video, 15:03
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Benjamin Crowley, Eternal death and doubt (video still) 2014, digital video with sound, 5:47, infinite loop
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Benjamin Crowley, Eternal death and doubt (video still) 2014, digital video with sound, 5:47, infinite loop
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Daniel McKewen, Untitled (after Steven and John) (video still) 2012, single-channel HD video with stereo sound
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Daniel McKewen, Untitled (after Steven and John) (video still) 2012, single-channel HD video with stereo sound
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Grant Stevens, Sky, 2016, HD digital video with sound
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Grant Stevens, Sky, 2016, HD digital video with sound
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Llewellyn Millhouse, Neo shoots (video still) 2012, digital video with sound, 3:04
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Llewellyn Millhouse, Neo shoots (video still) 2012, digital video with sound, 3:04
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Simone Hine, 11:35am (video still) 2010, digital video, 2:04, looped
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Simone Hine, 11:35am (video still) 2010, digital video, 2:04, looped

 

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