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Greatest Hits performs at the University Art Gallery

Greatest Hits performs at the University Art Gallery

23 January 2008

A stunning selection of videos created by emerging and established Queensland artists will be shown in a new exhibition at the University Art Gallery.

Greatest Hits/Previously Unreleased Tracks opens at the University of Sydney gallery this Sunday, 27 January, 2008 and showcases a wide selection of works in this innovative medium. The exhibition includes seminal videos from highly respected artists such as Brisbane-raised and internationally acclaimed artist Tracey Moffatt (Love, 2003) and a new work from Scott Redford titled Inhaling Kurt.

This is the first time some of the works have been seen and the subject matter is challenging and extreme – ranging from Daniel McKewen’s very slow-motion version of a Neutrogena television ad starring The OC’s Mischa Barton (Slow Down Mischa, 2006) to Archie Moore’s False Friends, 2005, which re-interprets words picked up from foreign language tapes to explore the way cultural context dictates the meaning of words.

Moffatt’s 21-minute video, Love, created in collaboration with artist Gary Hillberg, explores Hollywood conventions of romantic love and the underlying violence of many on-screen versions of clichéd love. “Love is a roller-coaster montage of some of my favourite Hollywood melodramas depicting love scenes, which in the end turn out to be not so romantic,” Moffatt has written.

Greatest Hits also features the very personal work of award-winning animator Van Sowerine in Clara, 2004, which uses stop-frame doll-animation techniques.

To mark the opening of Greatest Hits/Previously Unreleased Tracks, artist, critic and Sydney College of the Arts lecturer Dr Adam Geczy will discuss video as a medium at the University Art Gallery. His talk, titled “Video = ‘I see’: consolations of a new medium”, will be held at 1pm on Sunday, 27 January, 2008 and admission is free.

The University Art Gallery is situated in the War Memorial Arch at the northern end of the Quadrangle, the University of Sydney and is open Monday to Friday, 10am to 4.30pm and Sundays, noon to 4pm. Admission is free.

Greatest Hits/Previously UnreleasedTracks is an Institute of Modern Art travelling exhibition and closes on 16 March, 2008.

Contact: Katrina O’ Brien

Phone: 02 9036 7842

Email: k.obrien@usyd.edu.au

Greatest Hits performs at the University Art Gallery

ArchieMoore

Fortitude Valley, Australia

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A stunning selection of videos created by emerging and established Queensland artists will be shown in a new exhibition at the University Art Gallery.

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