Short Works

Jay Cruikshank

Jay Cruikshank is a Sydney based artist and filmmaker who works in a variety of mediums; and has recently garnered much acclaim both locally and internationally for his debut feature film Garish Hearts, described by FilmInk magazine as “Lurid, entertaining and occasionally deranged”. Desert Planet Trailer – Jay Cruikshank and Angela Garrick   Share


Progressively Degrading Test Pattern – Matte Rochford

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Progressively Degrading Test Pattern is a video sequence showing the way a signal becomes weaker when videotape is copied over and over again. Using a test pattern from the end of a rented VHS tape and two video cassette recorders (VCRs), the image is copied from the original tape to a new blank tape. That tape is in turn […]


Deleting Aerosmith – Holly Childs

Four complete Aerosmith music videos but with all footage of the band Aerosmith deleted. This leaves/creates four 1990s teen mini movies you’ve never seen before; silent movies that slide across and around Clueless, Terminator 2, Showgirls, Stealing Beauty, Romy & Michelle’s High School Reunion, Thelma and Louise whatever. Everyone is stupid and playful. Augmented with […]


Test Pattern Lounge – Tega Brain

With the days of analog television drawing to a close, it’s time to pack down the trusty test pattern once and for all. It has served us well, making our screens bright and cheery when our favourite programs come to an end, as well as being a comfortable place to hang out. So make yourselves […]


Ad for Self-Immolation – Cristine Brache

An advertisement for a self-immolation product that addresses the ongoing self-immolations in Tibet and the high tech methods of control the Chinese government uses to crowd control.  The website http://passion-dyeing.com/ exists as an online extension of this video. Cristine Brache Share


Random Scatterings

Drawing influence from analog television and chance-based art of the mid-twentieth century, the same subject is painted in the exact same manner for 59 consecutive days.  Painted on a single canvas, the 59 layers are recorded and removed by hand sanding one by one as each consecutive layer is painted on top of the subsequent […]


tv – Stephan Groß

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 The experimental video “tv” is an animated typogram showing a rotating shape representing both the latters t and v, so to form the abbreviation tv for television. It is to be accompanied by a nostalgic epilepsy trigger warning. For years, watching TV has involved analog signals and cathode ray tube (CRT) sets. Liquid crystal screens […]


What Remains – Peter Sansom

What Remains

Though the analog TV system has been switched off, the air waves are not silent. This is What Remains. After the switch off here in Adelaide, the first capital city to do so, I was given an small portable B&W TV. The interesting thing about it is that it tunes like a radio. Turn the dial and […]


THE END: It’s Over – Josephine Skinner

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Presenting alternative versions of two classic cliffhangers, these 30 second videos remix YouTube footage of original 70s soap opera promos with recent user-created content, featuring the fates of unwanted home TVs. These new promos provide teasers for The end, an exhibition concurrently presented at Firstdraft Gallery, which aims to draw an analogy between our relationship […]


THE END: It Was All A Dream – Josephine Skinner

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Presenting alternative versions of two classic cliffhangers, these 30 second videos remix YouTube footage of original 70s soap opera promos with recent user-created content, featuring the fates of unwanted home TVs. These new promos provide teasers for The end, an exhibition concurrently presented at Firstdraft Gallery, which aims to draw an analogy between our relationship […]