Video stars from Venice

Video stars from Venice
01 June 2010
Last year COFA had a strong showing at the Venice Biennale - and now some of that work is being exhibited in Sydney's Campbelltown.

Curated by COFA's Felicity Fenner, Once Removed was commissioned by the Biennale, the world's premier art event, to showcase a younger generation of Australian artists.

It is an exhibition that refers to aspects of place and the predicament of displacement.

Among the works is the five-metre video tower entitled Life Span. COFA graduates Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro made the work using 175,218 VHS tapes - enough to record the average life of 66.1 years.


The other works are an underwater reef made from sugar by Japanese-born Ken Yonetani and a compelling film installation by Aboriginal artist Vernon Ah Kee.

The exhibition is co-presented by COFA and is at the Campbelltown Arts Centre.

Watch Felicity Fenner's recent COFA Talks, We went to Venice.

Australia's major artist at Venice, COFA graduate Shaun Gladwell, was named as Australia's only representative in the main exhibition.

Highlights of the Biennale, featuring COFA work, can we seen here.

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