A BROKEN LINK is a survey of contemporary practice in artist film and video. The themes explored include ideas of temporal and geographical displacement, of how digital technologies bring people and ideas together but also reinforce the essence of distance and alienation.
A BROKEN LINK is comprised of two discrete programs based on location. The program is curated by two Sydney-based and two London-based curators in an attempt to explore the similarities and differences of aesthetics and conceptual concerns of artists’ film and video from two different ends of the earth. The UK program has been curated by Simon Hollington and Andrew Marsh. The Australian program has been curated by Samantha Ferris and Claire Taylor.
In presenting works made between 2007 and 2016, A BROKEN LINK surveys emerging digital imaginaries during that period. The project is a meditation on slippage and displacement, exploring how artists reconcile the local and the global within their work and how this is communicated to a diverse audience.
Image above: Hollington & Kyprianou, The Olympic Torch, 2012. Duration 2:50 mins. Courtesy of the artists.