Video Becomes Us

2018, Documentary Series, 5 x 10 minutes

Premiere: ABC iView, 9 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. This 5 x 10 min series explores the different ways that acclaimed artists including Susan Norrie, Vernon Ah KeeSue Dodd, Dr. Christian Thompson AO, Soda_JerkXanthe DobbieThe Kingpins, Darren Sylvester, Reko Rennie, Amos Gebhardt, James Nguyen, Caroline Garcia, Club Ate, Joe Hamilton and Angela Tiatia have utilised the medium as a means for artistic expression and political agitation. Directed by video artist Kate Blackmore (THE GLASS BEDROOM) and hosted by video artist Eugenia Lim, this series explores 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?

Host: Eugenia Lim

Director: Kate Blackmore

Producer: Bethany Bruce

Writers: Kate Blackmore, Eugenia Lim 

Directors of Photography: Sky Davies, Emma Paine

Editor: Andrew Kristiaman

Music: Corin Ileto

Host, video artist Eugenia Lim

Host, video artist Eugenia Lim