Brendan Lee is an artist, currently working in Australia.
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Jenny Port Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Brendan Lee is an Australian artist working in the mediums of video installation and photography

Lee’s art looks at the associations that are made between notions of place, film and history. He explores the relationships between the filmic memory of significant cinematic locations and how we interact with their historical weighing. In the last few years, Lee has focused on Australian film history and folklore in how we identify and differentiate ourselves culturally from other regions. Through constructed and discovered film locations, Lee presents open ended questions about identity through filmic narrative and tropes. Lee’s current videos aestheticize cinematic genres and portray the underbelly of australian culture represented via film.

Recent works

Recent exhibitions include Proving Ground, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, 2007; Two Birds With One Stone, The Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2006; The Beautiful Badlands, Crossley & Scott, Melbourne 2006; Shootin’ from The Hip, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA); Takin’ a Shot, The Institute for Modern Art (IMA), Brisbane 2005; …Matter of Time, Video-Spell curated by Blair French, Performance Space, Sydney 2004.He was the guest editor of Photofile 74 and has written for un Magazine and Artlink. Lee recently completed an Australia Council residency in Los Angeles and will be exhibiting in a major survey of Australian moving image artists at the Tate Modern in February 2009.

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