Greatest Hits Volume Three

Selected by Anna Zammit, Greatest Hits Volume 3 is a mixed tape of recent videos by Queensland artists, and a sequel to our shows Greatest Hits (2006) and Volume II (2009).

Art Exhibition previously on at IMA - Institute of Modern Art in Australia.
From Saturday 21 April 2012 to Saturday 09 June 2012

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Published by Institute of Modern Art on Wednesday 25 April 2012.
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In Chris Bennie’s The Commonwealth Perspective, moody hypnotic footage of a churning ocean is accompanied by a foghorn soundtrack. Collaborative duo Catherine Sagin stage a ‘residency’ in a car, endlessly driving around Brisbane’s domestic airport listening to the ‘Shire Theme’ from The Lord of the Rings. Sean Barrett snogs himself in a mirror, in the painfully narcissistic Love You. Inspired by Stephen Spielberg’s dolly shots and John Baldessari’s collages, Daniel McKewen’s ghostly Untitled (After Steven and John) explores the close-up’s affective power. A crazed Mad-Max-esque character, Madboots, takes the wheel of Alex Cuffe’s customised Dekotora Mobility Scooter. A study of his lubricated hands, Liam O’Brian’s Untitled (Hands) has sexual undertones. Transforming the mundane into the poetic, David Nixon films a magically floating feather bower in Subterfuge. Sandra Selig observes the world blurred through a rain-splattered car windscreen in The Moon and its Ghosts. Grant Stevens’s Hankering chronicles small pleasures. What do we all really want? 100% cotton sheets is the consensus.