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Video Hits

Annika Strom, 'Six songs for a time like this' 2001

Annika Ström
Six songs for a time like this (video still) 2001
Courtesy: The artist; Casey Caplan,
New York; c/o Atle Gerhardsen, Berlin; and Galerie Drantmann, Brussels

Video Hits: Art & Music Video

21 February - 12 April 2004 (Volume One)
Gallery 4

27 March - 14 June 2004 (Volume Two)
Gallery 14

This exhibition brings together works by music video directors and visual artists ― several of whom have never before exhibited in Australia. It focuses on the dialogue between art and music video and offers an original and challenging framework for the MTV generation to engage with a form of popular culture that has defined a new aesthetic.

The first stage of the exhibition features large-scale projections of clips by leading international directors Chris Cunningham (UK), Michel Gondry (France) and Spike Jonze (US). The second stage, scheduled to coincide with Prime 04 during National Youth Week, presents video works made for or influenced by music television.

Music videos include:

Chris Cunningham Only You Portishead 1997; All is Full of Love Björk 1999; Come to Daddy Aphex Twin 1997.
Michel Gondry Human Behaviour Björk 1993; Around the World Daft Punk 1997; Everlong Foo Fighters 1997; Star Guitar Chemical Brothers 2001; Hardest Button to Button White Stripes 2002.
Spike Jonze
Cannonball Breeders 1993; Sabotage Beastie Boys 1994; Praise You Fatboy Slim 1998.
Damien Hirst Country House Blur 1995.
Derek Jarman The Queen is Dead The Smiths 1986.
Russell Mulcahy
Turning Japanese The Vapors 1980; Hungry Like the Wolf Duran Duran 1982; I'm Still Standing Elton John 1982.
Mark Romanek Can't Stop Red Hot Chili Peppers 2003 (featuring sculptures inspired by Erwin Wurm).
Wolfgang Tillmans
Home and Dry Pet Shop Boys 2002.

Artists include:

Sadie Benning (Chicago) | Candice Breitz (Berlin) | Philip Brophy (Melbourne) | Tony Cokes (Rhode Island) | Dick Donkeys Dawn (London) | Art Jones (New York) | The Kingpins (Sydney) | Liisa Lounilla (Helsinki) | Pipilotti Rist (Los Angeles) | Ugo Rondinone (New York) | Kati Rule (Melbourne) | Tony Schwensen (Sydney) | Georgina Starr (London) | Elisabeth Subrin (New York) | and Annika Ström (Berlin). Music video directors include Russell Mulcahy (Sydney) and Mark Romanek (Los Angeles).

Resources:

Jump cut: music video aesthetics
Essay by Kathryn Weir (co-curator, 'Video Hits: Art & Music Video', 2004).

Pictures came and broke your heart
Essay by Nicholas Chambers (co-curator, 'Video Hits: Art & Music Video', 2004).

Playlist
Full list of works in the exhibition.

'Video Hits: Art & Music Video' is an initiative of the Queensland Art Gallery, supported by the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art.