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The Carousel (2011)
2-channel video lecture performance, 60 minutes

Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, 2012
Photo by Gallery of Modern Art

The Carousel (2011)
2-channel video lecture performance, 60 minutes
Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, 2012
Photo by Gallery of Modern Art

The Carousel (2011)
2-channel video lecture performance, 60 minutes
Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, 2012
Photo by Gallery of Modern Art

The Carousel (2011)
2-channel video lecture performance, 60 minutes
The Substation, Melbourne, 2015
Photo by Bruce Davis

Cinema films death at work. By embalming traces of the living, film functions as a form of mummification as well as a site where the dead are resurrected through the life-giving motion of the film projector. The Carousel (2011) is a live video essay that unearths these séance fictions of cinema, tracing an alternative history of film as a burial crypt where we collectively commune with the dead. Within this work live narration is used to navigate an eclectic matrix of film samples, producing a multi-channel video essay where it makes perfect sense to conjoin media theory, mysticism, deconstruction, kung-fu, vintage sci-fi, zombie flicks and techno horror.

 

The Carousel is informed by research into cultural theories of hauntology, and runs parallel to the Dark Matter series of video installations.