Curated by Di Smith
Video Hero hijacks the television screens at the Rose of Australia in Erskineville and replaces the games of football and daytime television with the work of seven Sydney based video artists. This project responds to the proliferation of screens in the public domain and in places of leisure and recreation, such as the local pub or club. The artists selected respond directly to this environment in which sporting stars and celebrities compete for the attention of the punters. They reinvent and reinterpret the representation of the ‘hero,’ tuning the audience into alternative channels that reveal a flexing bicep clad in gold leaf, or an amateur hammer thrower swinging aimlessly in the park.
Artists: Liam Benson, Kate Blackmore, Sach Catts, Rachel Fuller,
Dominic Kirkwood, Kenzie Larsen, Rachel Scott. DVD authoring: Kate Blackmore.
Where: The Rose of Australia Pub
23 February – 8 MarchThis project was originally commissioned by firstdraft Gallery for Downtown as part of BY GEORGE! ART AND ABOUT 2008 Festival.