4-6pm, Saturday 3 February
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Cross Dissolve draws inspiration from the terminology used in video editing to delve into the concept of the transitional state – that which exists in the moment of ambiguity and indefiniteness.
Three Brisbane-based artists – Anthony Baker, Simone Hine, and Victoria Wareham – employ video as a medium to dismantle and reconstruct established concepts of representation, narrative, and identity to arrive at new ways of understanding the screen-based image.
Anthony Elliott Baker (b. 1986, Australia) is an experimental installation artist often applying generative processes to sculptural and digital practise. Rather than considering installation art as a means of immersive experience, alternatively Baker’s objective is to find way in which art splits our experience of self. Generative processes are a means of distancing the artist from authorship and this separative methodology extends to the audience’s reception.
Baker received their PhD from Queensland College of Art in 2022 researching how dissociative phenomena can be integrated into self-portraiture. This inquiry links creative phenomenology of self reification in art to Literary trauma theory, Romantic irony and psychoanalytic concepts developing a methodology coined ‘’Camp’ing On Seriousness”.
Simone Hine is an artist, curator and writer. Her artworks expand across performance, video, installation and sound. Recent works draw connections between the structures of contemporary visual culture and that of historical art practices. Writing and artworks explore the conditions of late-capitalism, with a particular focus on labour as it is redefined in a perpetually in-motion 24/7 society.
Widely exhibited, her work has been included in Anne Marsh’s recent Doing Feminism monograph (2021) amongst other publications. Hine’s visual art practice is intertwined with her independent curatorial practice. She is a founding co-director of Kuiper Projects (Brisbane) a contemporary art gallery and project space (2017-present). She was also a founding co-director of Screen Space (Melbourne), a screen-based gallery (2010 – 2016) and Beam Contemporary (Melbourne), a commercial gallery (2010 – 2014). Hine holds a PhD from the University of Melbourne: School of Culture and Communication, in Art History.
Based in Brisbane, Australia, Victoria Wareham has exhibited video installations in the UK, USA, Canada and Australia and has completed residencies at the Banff Centre for Art and Creativity, Canada; Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne; and The Centre for Drawing, London.
She is also an academic, writer, curator and film programmer and regularly contributes to journal publications, film festivals and national and international conferences.