VIDEO BECOMES US (2018)
Featuring Susan Norrie, Vernon Ah Kee, Sue Dodd, Dr Christian Thompson AO, Soda_Jerk, Xanthe Dobbie, The Kingpins, Darren Sylvester, Reko Rennie, Amos Gebhardt, James Nguyen, Caroline Garcia, Club Ate, Joe Hamilton and Angela Tiatia
Host Eugenia Lim
Director Kate Blackmore
Writers Kate Blackmore & Eugenia Lim
Producer Bethany Bruce, Staple Fiction
Cinematographers Sky Davies &
Editor Andrew Kristiaman
Composer Corin Ileto
Broadcast Documentary Series, 5 x 10mins
This project was commissioned by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, financed with the assistance of Create NSW, and broadcast in October 2018.
From the video art pioneers of the 1970s experimenting with Sony Portapaks to the current generation of artists exploring VR technology, Australian artists have long embraced video’s radical potential. Video Becomes Us explores the different ways artists have utilised the medium as a means for artistic expression and political agitation. Created by video artists Kate Blackmore and Eugenia Lim, this series highlights how video art can offer us new ways of seeing and re-imagining ourselves. If we are now all media makers, what does video tell us about who we are, and what we might become?