29 Oct DOUBLE CHECK #31 winner of the International Limestone Coast Video Art Festival 2020
From the 6 of November the Riddoch Art Gallery in Mount Gambier is hosting a Video Festival, my work DOUBLE CHECK #31 has been selected to be on show, I just discovered that there were 1.800 entries and they choose 30 out of that – I am really surprised to take home the prize.
The series DOUBLE CHECK started in 2017, I revisit this idea every year, it has taken on the form of an erratic diary of visual self-inquiry, a humorous reflection where my practice and life cross over.
you can check out the program here: https://riddochartgallery.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/ILCVAF-Program-2020-WEB.pdf
and read an excellent article in ARTLINK MAGAZINE by Eve Sullivan
I have been invited to participate in the Telematic Quarantine -telepresent stories of self [isolation] by Paul Sermon – just an appearance, nevertheless, I am very much looking forward to meeting artists and experience online performative investigations.
So far I have been a bit slow in adapting to the online exchange as a replacement for the real-life interaction, I just needed to think through what it means. I feel the need to be precise, as my practice is so insistent on personal and physical interaction. Of course, virtual communication that keeps me in contact with practitioners around the globe is part of my daily bread, still, I am weary of the artificial. Particularly in working with Land Art and the environment, the reality gap becomes apparent.
John BaseleyPosted at 06:02h, 07 November
Congratulations on winning the Limestone Coast Video Art Festival Prize! Well deserved winner.