Scary Movie features four recent video works by UK and Europe based artists. Each work makes references to different applications for film or video technology, to their ensuing languages and forms - from surveillance and scientific documentation to the 'home-video', 'the documentary' and finally 'the drama'.
Movie presents the work of four artists using the moving image. Their
use of video technology references some of the dominant forms that film
and video have adapted. Anna Barribal's Draw touches on ideas of
the moving image as 'proof' - an uninflected document of effect. Mark
Boulos's Gates of Damascus is a complex and professional narrative
documentary. Eric Bunger uses talking heads from mainstream pop culture
programs and Mark Wallinger's Sleeper conflates security video footage
with reality programmes such as the world's funniest animals."
The works in Scary Movie allude to ideas of the 'fantastic' and the 'uncanny' and explore the media of film and video as repositories and carriers of these in contemporary culture.
2007 - 1 April 2007: Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, part
2007 Adelaide Film Festival
2008 - 28 September 2008: Perth Institute of Contemporary Art,