‘Physical Video’ features key video works from the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) collection, focusing on performance and theatricality in video art from the 1970s to the present.
Vibrant and thought-provoking, works demonstrate how artists use the physical gestures and actions of the human body to illustrate social, political and aesthetic issues.
Each work engages the body, and captures acts of endurance alongside playful exploration of elements such as air, water and fire.
The exhibition tours extensively across the Queensland region through until May 2020, further cementing QAGOMA’s ongoing commitment to making art accessible to all Queenslanders.
Image: Donghee Koo / South Korea b.1974 / Static electricity of cat's cradle (still) 2007 / HD video: 16:9, 11:30 minutes, colour, stereo, ed. 5/5 / Purchased 2011. John Darnell Bequest / collection: Queensland Art Gallery / © The artist.