Continuous Monument to the Australian Film Industry
5 min video loop, mono sound, 1982

 

Appropriated and abstracted moving images and sound are re-used to create an painterly ironic monument to the "reborn" Australian film industry.
The work was also used as a film projection for performance.



 

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quoted sources:
'Kangaroo', dir. Lewis Milestone 1952
'The Man from Snowy River', dir. George Miller 1982
first installed: TV NU VU, State Film Centre, Melbourne 1982
Collections
Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane
Griffith University Art Collection, Brisbane
Exhibitions
Australian Art, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane 2018 -20
John Gillies, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney 1983
John Gillies, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane 1983
State Film Centre, Melbourne 1982 (on multiple screens)
Performace version
Sydney Trade Union Club 1983
Art/Empire/Industry, Sydney 1982
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