Added on by Kym Maxwell.

Abbotsford Convent
1 St Heliers Street Abbotsford
Opening Drinks
9th of September 2015
6 - 8 pm
Exhibition dates
September 10th - 20th, 2015
10 am - 5 pm

‘If Transmission Were Material’ is Kym Maxwell’s solo exhibition presenting her select V8 and mini 8 video dairies from 1994-2001. As a multi disciplinary artist Kym Maxwell’s work traverses social strategy, installation, immersion and interaction, engaging with a wide variety of audiences and communities. In this exhibition Maxwell explores her earliest video diaries and ponders their relevance today, post-internet and how they may perform like social media as deliberations on issues surrounding identity, belonging, artistic indexing and proposition. This video installation posits ‘Is Transmission Material?’… Then if so, how may it manifest through medium through accentuation and through technocracy? Was video in the 1990’s the medium of self-discovery, identity and social status? Presented in loop on analogue TV screens and DVD media players the installation presents Maxwell’s video diaries from her first purchase of a video camera in 1994 detailing her benign and fraught experiences living abroad and her development of an Australian 20 something lifestyle which involved awkward recordings of social exchanges. This her meta-narrative pre-internet assists in defining Maxwell’s early artistic interest in the ‘experience economy,’ and thus related social negotiations.

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