::fc-announce:: Experimenta Vanishing Point Screening at Gold Coast City Art Gallery

Maria Rizzo maria at experimenta.org
Fri Apr 20 17:33:02 EST 2007

Gold Coast City Art Gallery
135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise, Queensland
Open: Monday - Friday 10 ­ 5, Saturday - Sunday 11 ­ 5

Saturday 21 April ­ Saturday 26 May 2007



Gold Coast City Art Gallery presents a collection of quirky and surprising
short films and videos that find the fantastic within the banal.

The works in this collection all capture, in different ways, the desire to
find the extraordinary within the ordinary and to represent the
possibilities that lie hidden within the fabric of our everyday lives.
Bringing together the works of Australian and international video artists,
Experimenta Vanishing Point Video Jukebox offers some surprising
perspectives on the otherwise Œnormal¹ world around us.

Using the action-packed captions from blockbuster movies, Grant Stevens¹
Some Want It All leads us on a journey that is in fact an endless trailer
for a movie that never even begins. The stream of text on the screen holds
out the promise of a drama-filled saga of Hollywood proportions but leaves
us suspended in a humorous anti-climax.

In June Bum Park¹s work, the artist¹s giant hands make a building site look
like a playground sand pit and Daniel Crooks uses his Œtimeslice¹ technique
to make an elevator door peel apart like a zip to reveal strangely distorted
bodies of the office workers within.

The strong line-up includes Queensland artist, Grant Stevens, and other
innovators from Australia, Korea, France, New Zealand and the USA,
showcasing their unique talents across a collection of works that range from
the playful to the inquisitive and the downright strange.

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Experimenta gratefully acknowledges the support of the Australia Council,
the Australian Government¹s arts funding and advisory body, the Australian
Film Commission, Film Victoria, Arts Victoria, The City of Melbourne, and
the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State
and Territory governments.

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