Weds 23 July, 2020 feature film section
curated by Shaun Wilson
WARNING: Parental restrictions required. Contains but not limited to course language, adult themes, dark themes, and violence. Parts of this video may contain strobing and flashing. If you are effected by this, do not proceed to purchase or watch.
Brendan Lee is among Australia’s most celebrated, important and controversial video artists who has over a twenty year period made significant work that critiques Australian culture through cinema, mass media, and mythology. From bogans and larrikins to bludgers and battlers, Lee exposes the hard truths and cultural realities of Australia which interrogates the issues of racism, sexism, colonialism, mateship, cultural memory, and the affordances of suburban kitsch. Never fearful of tackling controversial topics, Lee’s work spans a turbulent period of Australian political history that has over time, represented a worts and all investigation into the underbelly of divisive nationalism. Several of these works have been previously screened at Australian Centre for the Moving ImageI, Australian Centre of Contemporary Art, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art and the TATE Modern.