Channels - The Australian Video Art Festival

September 25, 2015

In our highly tech-saturated world, the word “video” is something we associate with a time once passed - the last VHS I watched was The Little Mermaid when I was 12 years old, which I now know every single word to the soundtrack thanks to the subtitles we couldn’t ever simply just switch off. Channels is a 10-day festival in Melbourne and online that challenges the historical context of video and the culture surrounding (and the website is uber cool designed).

The message from artistic director Nikki Lam sums it up nicely, “Channels 2015 is not about defining what video art is. This year’s festival is about the tension between video art, screen and internet culture, technology and where they meet. It’s not cinema, not internet, not performance but a combination of them all. Experience video that is hybrid, chaotic, and sits beyond the screen. Melbourne, let us disrupt your reality.”

There are a series of events on all around the city, but this weekend we are excited to see Videophilia: a walking exhibition that presents works across iconic building spaces on Flinders lane. Read more about the event details here.

Artists and Venues

  • Pilar Mata Dupont at Zambesi
  • Travis Heinrich at Adelphi Hotel
  • Alexander James at Alpha60
  • Lauren Brincat at LIFEwithBIRD
  • Leela Schauble at The Journal
  • Nathan Gray at Crumpler
  • Kate Mitchell at INCU