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This is an unpublished piece/rant I wrote about the history of video art in Australia for the video void series at the CCP in Melbourne in  2010. It talks about the shift away from screen culture to the gallery as the default place to show video, you can read it here

Its not enough that one has to suffer through inane video art works at times, you also have to endure it with the most uncomfortable seating ever designed in the world. Now I am sure when curators selected the video art  for these kinds of shows they were sitting in a comfortable chair. At least in a theatrical screening the video art may be uncomfortable and difficult to sit through but  at least your arse is well cushioned.

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