Well before Australia was charted it was ‘imagined as a grotesque space peopled by monsters’. Early settlers found their new land eerie, disorientingly unfamiliar and hostile – a response which became ingrained in our national consciousness, literature and cinema. Tapping into these ‘gothic’ traditions and unsettling imaginings the fourteen artists featured inAustralian Gothic: Video Art Now revel in the dark, creepy and sometimes perversely seductive zones of our collective imagination where menace lurks and nothing is a quite as it seems.
Australian Gothic: Video Art Now
12 June - 3 August
Dr Shaun Wilson
Alex Avzoglou (VIC), Marsha Berry (VIC), John A Douglas (VIC), Robert Hecimovic (NSW), Larissa Hjorth (VIC), Tammy Honey (VIC), Sam Keene (VIC), Brendan Le (VIC), David McDowell (VIC), Aaron McLoughlin (VIC), Krystal Shultheiss (VIC), Brie Trenerry (VIC), Shaun Wilson (VIC), Marco Kin Ming Wong (VIC)
PICA Screen Space
12 June – 3 August, 2008
Wednesday 11 June, 2008