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* Channels Festival 2019 | International Biennial of Video Art *
Channels Festival: International Biennial of Video Art 24 August - 15 September 2019 The 2019 Channels Festival reflects on the urgent, unstable and fluid nature of our times Rolling out across Melbourne and beyond over three weeks, the 2019 Channels Festival highlights Australian and international artists working across video and performance. The program features exhibitions, new commissions, screenings, performances artist talks, lectures, conversations and discussions. Curated by Artistic Director Kelli Alred, the 2019 Channels Festival seeks to expand notions of difference, connectivity, power and place. Participating artists have been invited to develop and present works that deconstruct notions of belonging, complicity and resistance. The 2019 Channels Festival is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria and the City of Melbourne.
Channels Festival 2019Channels Festival Launch Public opening celebration to launch the 2019 festival Untimely Geographies Exhibition investigating relationships between individuals, communities and power structures Composite Acts New commission by David Rosetzky Longitudes, Latitudes and Legacies One-day program of historic video art screenings, lecture performances and discussions The Anthropocene: Works from the Videobrasil Collection Screening of works addressing our urgent global ecological crisis through the lens of contemporary Brazilian artists Truth, Power and Optimism Reko Rennie, Almagul Menlibayeva and Noor Afshan Mirza in conversation Fistimuff New commission by Archie Barry It's Time to Debeef Video work by internationally renowned performance artist Kira Nova Song Performance by Jacqui Shelton as part of the Channels Festival Launch Video Visions Premiere of Channels Festival's flagship open-call video art program David Rosetzky lunchtime lecture Lecture by esteemed Australian artist about his Channels Festival commission Digital Nations New and experimental video and Virtual Reality works by Australian and international First Nations artists Re-act, Re-trace Part of a five-day screening program showcasing contemporary Australian and international video art Self, other and the invisible Part of a five-day screening program showcasing contemporary Australian and international video art Intimacy, Identity Part of a five-day screening program showcasing contemporary Australian and international video art Outside Time: animation and abstraction Part of a five-day screening program showcasing contemporary Australian and international video art Studio studies Part of a five-day screening program showcasing contemporary Australian and international video art Archie Barry in conversation with Dr Sean Lowry Discussing Archie Barry's new commission for Channels Festival Post-Truth in Art (or how not to Instagram your way to fame) A lecture by Din Heagney as part of the WRITING & CONCEPTS series Time, After Time Screenings, performances and discussion led by artist Camila Galaz Video Visions on tour Channels Festival's flagship open-call video art program tours to Brisbane Almagul Menlibayeva artist talk Lecture from award-winning Kazakhstani born, Berlin based artist
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