Tuesday 18 October, 1-1.45pm
Monash University Museum of Art
Ground Floor, Building F, Monash University Caulfield Campus
Join artists and MADA staff, Tamsin Green and Leslie Eastman, for an informal conversation around their own use of film and video, together with ideas of memory, perception and the framing of museum collections, in response to the current MUMA exhibition Life inside an Image.
Tamsin Green is an artist and writer based in Melbourne. She is currently a Lecturer in the Art History and Theory program at Monash Art, Design & Architecture. Her practice, research, and teaching centre on screen cultures, with a focus on feminism, performance practice and aesthetic theory. Tamsin’s visual practice incorporates a range of media, including installation, painting, photography and film. Recent solo exhibitions include Relax at Techno Park Studios, Covers at Bus Projects, and Designs at The Other Side. These three exhibitions drew links between art historical incidents in order to uncover gaps in the history of representation.
Leslie Eastman is a Senior Lecturer and Painting Programme Coordinator in the Department of Fine Art at Monash University. His installation works utilise a range of media including lenses and light, large scale mirrors, drawing and video to explore the deceptively simple fact of our presence in and perception of the world. Leslie often works in collaboration with artists and writers as a way to question conventional assumptions about authorship as well as working in response to situations or locations as a way of extending and testing the role of art practice and its outcomes. His current exhibition (with Michael Graeve) A Scintillation of Particles and Waves is currently on at West Space until 22 October.
Image: Matthew Buckingham, False Future 2007 (still) Courtesy of the artist and Murray Guy, New York