This is what I do
Date: 23-Mar-2012 – 29-Apr-2012
Location: Contemporary Art Tasmania
This is What I Do, centres on seven Australian artists who have made video work based on a theme of self-broadcast aesthetics. The works in the exhibition traverse the boundaries between early video art, community television and video sharing websites such as YouTube. The exhibition will trigger consideration of the way contemporary video artists draw upon the tropes of community television as much as they do from art history. The exhibition will also reflect upon the relatively outmoded nature of community television in light of digital technologies and the proliferation of user-generated websites. The curator intends to highlight an historical lineage between digital culture, community television and pioneering video artists such as William Wegman and Andy Warhol – centred on the simple function of video as a tool for broadcasting figures and events.
Responding to the normalisation of digital technology that has occurred in recent years, This is what I do explores how ‘self-broadcast aesthetics’ and DIY video productions of the past are revitalised by the ubiquity of user-generated content online.
- Horse with Springs opening event by Matt Dabrowski and the Many Hands of Glamour.