Image: Liam Benson, He Looks Just Like His Mother, 2012, HD Video, 2 mins 3 seconds
8 countries | 8 curators | 47 artists | 8 exhibitions | 240 minutes of film
Sydney-based inter-disciplinary artist, Liam Benson, has been selected for inclusion in Over View Travelling International Festival of Video Art, a film and video art project initiated in the Netherlands.
Over View provides a spectrum of global visions from a compendium of artists, curators and countries and allows audiences to gain an ‘over view’ of creative practices in the world right now. Curators from participating countries have each composed a 30-minute screening program of contemporary moving image works from key artists in their homelands. The result is a significant collection of audio-visual ‘portraits’ from Australia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Egypt, Hong Kong, Mali, USA, and The Netherlands.
The inaugural Over View festival commenced a world tour in 2014 and will now travel to Sydney during November 2015 for its Australian premiere. Presented by dLux Media Arts and UNSW, the Australian premier of Over View is curated by Sarah Vanderpeer from dLux Media Arts and opens on Friday 6 November at UNSW Galleries.
Sarah Vandepeer has curated a thirty minute program of video works to the theme of ‘what’s on’, in reference to current tendencies and dialectics in Australian contemporary art. Seven important emerging and established Australian artists have been selected: LIAM BENSON, JULIA DAVIS, JOHN A. DOUGLAS, NIKKI LAM, TONY LAWRENCE, LIAM O’BRIEN, NICOLA WALKERDEN.
Over View can be seen at UNSW Galleries from 6-7 November 2015.