POLYMORPHOUS

An oblique glimpse at the life and work of enigmatic Australian artist, Polly Borland. Now based in Los Angeles, this documentary follows Polly from her collaborations with Nick Cave in Brighton, to her latest show in NYC.

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The art of Indigo making in remote South West China.

 

AESOP

Partners Hill Architect's new pop-up for Aesop, installed at MoNA during the FoMA music festival, 2016.

FUTURACENE

The Futuracene is an epoch that humans collectively hope and believe is coming. But what are the chances?  Emphasising the importance of each individual’s contribution, we briefly navigate the myriad inspirational responses drawn from around the world, to the design of the New Nature – that of the Anthropocene.

 

THE TRANSFORMATION

A brief history of the evolving culture on the Gold Coast, Australia

 

 

50 YEARS IN PARADISE

A Mid-Century Modern building appears to be having a mid-life crisis.    1st Prize Winner Hot & Bothered Film Festival, 2014

RISING SUNS

Video Art project - for "KICK OFF " - commissioned by Qld Public Art to be installed at the new Metricon Stadium. A 2 minute video, shot on the Phantom camera at 1200 frames per second, featuring players from "The Suns" AFL team rising like golden orbs from beneath a dark horizon.

THE GOOD SON

1 MIN PREVIEW: A video portrait of the artist Michael Zavros on the eve of a showing of new work in his home town - the Gold Coast.

SEIZE THE DAY

Based on a true story, 8-year-old Val was having trouble making sense of her increasingly strange hallucinations. Having lived in fear all her life, it was not until her 40s that a diagnosis was found. Winner Critic's Choice Award Brisbane International Film Festival 2008 Best Australian Short The Other Film Festival, Melbourne 2008

HALF MONGREL

A mysterious journey into the troubled mind of a guilt-ridden Catholic who wakes from sleep convinced that he has killed someone.

ON AND OFF THE ROAD

A portrait of the artist Ian Smith, retracing his road journeys to some of his most personal work.

SPENT TIME

A short documentary featuring artist Stephen Hart's obsessions with time, space, crowds, and recurring dreams of a past life.

KAFKA'S SISTER'S CASTLE

Kafka's angst-ridden, chain smoking niece relates the curious history of Kafka's sister's (her mother's) misguided act of homage to Kafka's book of 1924, "The Castle" ("Der Schloss"), which led her to build the castle situated on the Gold Coast, since transformed into an amusement park. Kafka's niece tries to gain entry to the castle in an effort to cathartically cast off her oppressive past The work is a clever and witty satire of the many bizarre legacies from our European heritage which have become part of our contemporary consumer landscape (ie castles). Its biting wit is particularly directed at the Gold Coast, as the bastion of everything fake, materialistic, and superficial. Equally stereotyped is the consumptive, heavily accented Hungarian niece. Chomicz' work suggests that our values and concepts of both ‘high' and ‘low' culture (whether we be sophisticated Kafka readers or Fairy Tale Castle tourists) are filtered through cliches and stereotypes. Even our personal quests to cast off our conditioning is a cliched activity. Nevertheless, the humour of the work, its low budget ‘cheapness', and the obvious amount of delight with which it was produced, over-ride any lasting impression of nihilism. by Beth Jackson. February 1996.

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