VENUE: REINA SOFIA MUSEUM, MADRID, SPAIN
ARTISTS: 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 Picinini, David Rozetsky, Daniel von Sturmer
CURATORS: Max Delany, Stuart Koop, Victoria Lynn
Screen Life/Pantalla Viva: Videos from Australia was a two-part program of video work by Australian artists, developed for presentation on a large, architecturally-scaled screen on the façade of the Reina Sofia Museum, and complemented by a program of theatre-based screenings surveying the work of the 12 participating artists in greater depth. Screen Life was commissioned to coincide with Australia's participation as guest country at ARCO, and was designed to coincide with the ongoing program of the Reina Sofia Museum in surveying international video practice. Curated by Max Delany and Stuart Koop, in association with Victoria Lynn, Screen Life presented the work of 12 leading established and emerging Australian artists, and 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 past 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. The exhibition has subsequently toured to two venues in New Zealand: the Govett Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth and the Gus Fisher Gallery, University of Auckland.