Pat Brassington: Á Rebours is a major survey by one of Australia’s most important and influential photo-based artists.
This is the first extensive tour of Brassington’s 30 years of practice and explores her ongoing aesthetic language derived from surrealism and cinema reinterpreted through photography.
Phone-videos of monumental works by American minimalist Dan Flavin, refashioned into large-scale filmic ‘captures’ by Australian artist Christian Capurro, feature in SLAVE, part of ACCA’s Influential Australian Artists program.
Douglas Gordon appropriates images from popular culture and other sources to create his signature videos and photographic installations. He first came to prominence in 1993 with the work 24 Hour Psycho, a slowed down version of Alfred Hitchcock’s iconic film, and since then he has been at the forefront of contemporary practice worldwide.
Drawing on the spirit of the Australian Opera’s Melbourne performances of Wagner’s Ring Cycle ACCA celebrated the gesamtkunstwerk in the exhibition Crescendo. This multi-media extravaganza featured seven projects with artists that use film and music to create enclosed worlds, each exploring myth, history and human pageantry as metaphors for life.
Enter the sensorium of Daria Martin's magical, mystical, mythical film worlds in this first ever survey of works presented in Australia.
The term 'desire lines' refers to the wayward, improvised tracks created by walkers and others who defy the ways designed for them by urban regulators and councils. Sometime known as ‘goat trails’ they show the preferable path, and indicate our more maverick and intuitive navigations. Extrapolating from this premise, Desire Lines at ACCA took audiences on a number of unexpected journeys, unleashing many lines, both actual and conceptual, pragmatic and poetic.