PORTAL: Perspectives on Video Performance
Contemporary Video from Sydney
Curated by Janis Ferberg, organized by Stephen Truax
Portal is pleased to present a one-night screening of video works by Sydney-based artists engaged with performance mediated through video at Regina Rex in Ridgewood, New York.
This selection of work offers an alternative point of entry to the practice of performance, whereby video is used not as a medium for documentation, but rather as an end in itself.
The performative actions and scenarios played out by the artists are stripped of their material context and presented in a state suspended between real-time and the infinite. Presented out of context, and halfway around the world, Perspectives on Video Performance encourages the viewer to reconsider the meaning of presence and real-time experience of performance art.
Portal is a cross-platform project inviting artists, writers and audiences interested in time-based art – video, new media, sound and performance – to engage in a series of exhibitions, performances and symposia, surveying the changing nature of art in the digital world.