18 August - 23 September
Brendan Lee is an Australian artist working in the mediums of video installation and photography. Lee's work examines the associations made between notions of place, film and history. He explores the relationships between the filmic memory of significant cinematic locations and how we interact with their historical weighing.
In recent years, Lee has focused on Australian film history and folklore in how we identify and differentiate ourselves culturally from other regions. Lee's current videos aestheticize cinematic genres and portray the underbelly of Australian culture represented via film. With influences including Puberty Blues and Picnic at Hanging Rock and Muriel’s Wedding this most recent work was created specifically for Bendigo.
Brendan Lee was interviewed on ABC Radio during the exhibition; read the transcript and listen to the interview here.
Between a Rock ...
Courtesy of the artist and Crossley & Scott, Melbourne