TELE-VISION EYES

Tele-vision Eyes is a focused group exhibition of contemporary video art from the mid-1990s to the present that explores the relationship of the individual to the televised image, both as the viewer and the viewed.

Art Exhibition previously on at Penrith Regional Gallery & the Lewers Bequest in New South Wales, Australia.
From Saturday 06 February 2010 to Sunday 04 April 2010

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Published by anonymous on Wednesday 10 March 2010.
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The exhibition explores the artists’ various engagement with popular formats and features of film, television and the documentary – including character, script and performance – to critically investigate the deep ties our contemporary culture has to the media and telecommunications and how this shapes and is used to shape ideas of self, world and reality.

Artists in the exhibition include Harry Dodge & Stanya Kahn (US), Matthew Griffin (AUS), Kate Murphy (AUS), David Rosetzky (AUS), John Spiteri (AUS) and Ryan Trecartin (US).

BIOGRAPHIES

Curator

SUSAN GIBB b. 1983, Sydney. Lives and works in Sydney. Has a BA (Art History & Theory/Heritage Studies), University of Sydney, Sydney (2007). From 2007–09 Susan Gibb was Curatorial Assistant at Penrith Regional Gallery and The Lewers Bequest where she worked as Project Manager on numerous exhibitions, including Frozen Gestures: The Art of Peter Upward (2007) and Sydney Ball: The Colour Paintings (1963–2007), (2008–09), and curated her first exhibition, Stitched (2007–09), which explored new approaches to needlework by contemporary art practitioners and local embroiderer Betty Parsons. Susan Gibb is currently working as an independent curator of Tele-Vision Eyes for Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest and as a Project Officer for Campbelltown Arts Centre, where she recently was Associate Curator and Project Manager on the interdisciplinary project What I Think About When I Think About Dancing (2009). Susan Gibb has also written for exhibition catalogues, including text on TV Moore for Video Swell Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (2009).

LIST OF WORKS

Harry Dodge and Stanya Kahn
Winner 2002
video
duration 15:43 minutes
Courtesy Electronic Arts Intermix, New York

Matthew Griffin
See Gee Yikes! 2010
VHS converted to DVD
duration 23:31 minutes
five separate audio tracks
disc one duration 19:49 minutes
disc two duration 10:38 minutes
disc three duration 22:59 minutes
disc four duration 5:07 minutes
disc five duration 13:21 minutes
Courtesy the artist and Uplands Gallery, Melbourne

In his new work See Gee Yikes! (2010), Griffin employs second-hand home-consumable technologies to produce a series of sketches that he aptly describes as ‘a cross between Bas Jan Ader and funniest home videos’. Griffin establishes a dialogue between the popular format of the home video, the conceptual acts of performance artists, and television sketch comedy, challenging our modes of viewing and evaluation.

Kate Murphy
Cry Me a Future (Dublin) 2006
digital video
duration 12 minutes
Courtesy the artist and BREENSPACE, Sydney

David Rosetzky
Luke 1997
video
duration 3:52 minutes
Courtesy the artist, Kaliman Gallery, Sydney and Sutton Gallery, Melbourne

John Spiteri
Omm 2002
video
duration 2:20 minutes
Courtesy the artist and Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney and Neon Parc, Melbourne

Ryan Trecartin
A Family Find Entertainment 2004
video
duration 41:12 minutes
Courtesy Electronic Arts Intermix, New York

Acknowledgements
Susan Gibb would like to thank the artists for their fine work and support of this project. Special thanks to John Kirkman, CEO, Penrith Performing & Visual Arts and Anne Loxley, Director, Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest for their initiative to provide emerging professionals with unique opportunities, Paul Ogier for his invaluable technical advice and commitment to the exhibition and the staff at Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest. Thanks also to Rebecca Cleman and Nick Lesley, Electronic Arts Intermix, New York, US; Sarah Cottier, Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney; Fiona Egan; Jarrod Rawlins Uplands Gallery, Melbourne; Adam Sims, Kaliman Gallery, Sydney; TV Moore; Max Berry; Nicolette Rowse and Susannah Wimberley.