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Still from 'Citizens Band' byAngelica Mesiti, 2012.
Four channel video installation. High definition video, 16:9, PAL, surround sound duration: 21mins 25secs

Angelica Mesiti


Five recent works by Angelica Mesiti. Mesiti has long been fascinated by performance: as a mode of storytelling and a means to express social ideas in physical form. In recent years she has been making refined videos that reveal how culture is manifested through non-linguistic forms of communication, and especially through vocabularies of sound and gesture. While borrowing archetypes and stylistic cues from cinema, and using the visual language of film to present detailed studies of human subjects in heightened states of reverie or reflection, Mesiti’s works eschew linearity. Instead, she uses a rich, aesthetic treatment to uncover the transformative potential of all human beings, valuing the qualities of ambiguity and indeterminacy in their own right.

When:Until Sunday 2 April
Where:National Gallery of Australia

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