A CONSTRUCTED WORLD, PHILIP BROPHY, PETER CALLAS, DESTINY DEACON, ERNABELLA VIDEO TV/PY MEDIA, LYNDAL JONES, TRACEY MOFFATT, DAVID NOONAN/SIMON TREVAKS, MIKE PARR, PATRICIA PICCININI, DAVID ROSETZKY, DANIEL VON STURMER.
Curators: Max Delany and Stuart Koop. Associate Curator: Victoria Lynn
First presented at the Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid. Supported by the Australia Council, the South Australian Government and Arts SA and Arts Victoria.
Screen Life was originally commissioned to coincide with Australia’s participation as guest country at ARCO, and was first presented as a public, architecturally-scaled and theatre-based program at the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid. Involving 12 leading established and emerging Australian artists, the program encompassed a diversity of positions and video formats: from the documentation of 1970s performance art; and Aboriginal TV from the 1980s; to a selection of artists’ film and video projects over the previous decade including a feature-length ‘horror’ movie; short narrative, drama and experimental works; excerpts from installation and performance works; reconstructed music clips and digital environments. As an authoritative survey of recent developments by artists using video, the program has subsequently been presented in a range of international forums, with exhibition seasons at the Govett-Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth, August-September 2002, and the Gus Fisher Gallery, University of Auckland, New Zealand, January – March 2003.