Video might've killed the radio star, as the song goes, but it helped unleash a brand new wave of Australian art. We all know that there's more to moving images than films and TV show; however, we're just not exposed to video art quite as often. Consider Griffith University Art Gallery's latest exhibition a trip through the past, a primer on why experimental sound and vision is so great, and the motivation you need to seek out more.
From March 30 to July 8, Griffith is dedicating its space to video art practice in a program curated by Matthew Perkins. Boasting around 70 artists, Red Green Blue: A History of Australian Video Art is split into three colour-coded sections, each spanning different themes. Until April 29, delve into all things political. Then, from May 3 to June 3, contemplation the intersection of bodies, technology and action. The last segment, running from June 6 to July 8, toils with the topic of perception and encounter.