David Rosetzky on his new work 'Gaps', jointly commissioned by ACMI and Carriageworks

Art Press Release from Australia. Published by Art.Base on Tuesday 02 September 2014.

David Rosetzky on his new work 'Gaps', jointly commissioned by ACMI and Carriageworks image David Rosetzky on his new work 'Gaps', jointly commissioned by ACMI and Carriageworks image

David Rosetzky's latest video artwork 'Gaps' is currently on show at ACMI. Rosetzky has a long history in photography, and more recently has created fascinating studies on movement and social representation through video artworks. We spoke to Rosetzky about the differences between working with still and moving image media.

1. What drew you to the moving image over fixed photographic images?

I initially became interested in using the moving image as a way to extend the genre of portraiture, and I chose video rather than still photographs because I wanted to present the subject as shifting between a series of different states, rather than being fixed to a singular position. I was also interested in using speech and dialogue – so video seemed the appropriate medium to use. At the time I was referencing the language of popular screen culture and looking at how it informs one’s formation of self and the way we communicate with others.

2. Have you found that your works are less collectable by private collectors, due to moving images being more difficult display?

In my experience private collectors have embraced the inclusion of moving image works in their collections. For example 10cubed collection have been collecting my video works for a number of years and currently have some video works on display to the public at their Gallery in Melbourne.

3. Which moving image artists most inspire you, and why?

I have been inspired by a wide range of artists and filmmakers working with the moving image including Gillian Wearing, Francois Ozon, Wong Kar Wai, Claire Denis, Ugo Rondinone, Stan Douglas, Eija Liisa Ahtila, Antonioni, Warhol, Rivette, Godard, Rohmer. There’s so many really.

4. Any learnings you’d like to share with other artists regarding the process of working with a choreographer to capture a moving image?

Choose a choreographer who’s work you have a strong appreciation of. Communicate what you potentially want from the choreography and how you could see it functioning within the moving image work. It is also worthwhile to discuss how you would like to work together in order to arrive at a process that is mutually productive.

Gaps has been jointly commissioned by ACMI and Carriageworks, and is currently on show at ACMI

David Rosetzky is represented by Sutton Gallery