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Play: Portraiture and Performance in Video Art from Australia and New Zealand


PLAY featured the work of ten leading Australasian video artists who explore the relationship between the documentary aspects of video and its formal, fluid qualities to capture the performative elements of everyday life. These artists share an interest in the extent to which our personas are influenced by a consciousness of the omnipresent lens, and the persistent practice of 'looking' in contemporary society. PLAY was curated by Blair French and Sophie McIntyre, and was a collaborative project developed by Performance Space (Sydney) and Adam Art Gallery (NZ).

New Zealand artists: Mladen Bizumic, Steve Carr, David Cross, Ronnie van Hout and Rachel Rakena
Australian artists: Emil Goh, Shaun Gladwell, Angelica Mesiti, Kate Murphy and Tony Schwensen