Art calls, 2014 is a candid, comic and enticingly unruly, two-part TV pilot, in which Tracey Moffatt interviews eight creatives about what art means to them. Dialling in over Skype, Moffatt chats with contemporary artists, architects, writers, filmmakers and fashion designers from around the world including Destiny Deacon, Clinton Nain, Janina Harding, Jenny Kee and Deborah Kass, as well as Jan Billycan from the Kimberley, and Perth artists and brothers, Abdul-Rahman and Abdul Abdullah. At her end, Moffatt, meticulously glamorous against a black-and-white backdrop, complete with full moon and parting clouds, plays a knowing medium, of sorts, opening the channels with frank banter in a hilarious and down-to-earth exposé of both the interviewer and interviewee. Each session segues into the next interview with an experimental Dadalike score by Western Australian composer Cat Hope and a surrealist montage by Queensland filmmakers Julie Pitts and Miles Blow.
Tracey Moffatt is represented by Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney and Tyler Rollins, New York.
Lounge-room interior and lighting by Modern History, 430 George Street, Fitzroy.
Tracey Moffatt presents a tangent of thoughts that helped her to create ART CALLS her TV show
Tuesday 7 July
$10 students and CCP members
Bookings essential. Book here >
Due to popular demand, Tracey Moffatt's lecture will now be presented in a larger venue at RMIT.
Swanston Academic Building, Building 80, Swanston Street, RMIT University
Level 4, Room 11
"I would rather talk to another artist about their art practice than discuss my own work", Tracey Moffatt said in a recent interview published in the Spirited catalogue for the Queensland Art Gallery.
We're not sure how we managed it, but Moffatt has agreed to talk at CCP!
This is an extraordinary opportunity to hear directly from Tracey Moffatt, one of Australia's best known and most influential contemporary artists. In conjunction with her exhibition at CCP, Moffatt will give an exclusive public talk at the gallery. Join us for an evening of information sharing and discussion around Moffatt's enduring and wide reaching practice.
As an artist within the VCE syllabus in 2015, this is a valuable opportunity for educators to hear, first hand from Moffat.
Born in Brisbane in 1960, Tracey Moffatt studied visual communications at the Queensland College of Art, graduating in 1982. She has exhibited extensively both in Australia and internationally since her first solo exhibition at the Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney in 1989. Selected solo exhibitions include: Tracey Moffatt, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2012; and Tracey Moffatt: Between Dreams and Reality, Spazio Oberdan, Milan, 2006. Comprehensive survey exhibitions of Moffatt's work have been held at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 2003-4, the Hasselblad Centre in Goteburg, Sweden in 2004 and at the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide in 2011.
Moffatt first gained significant critical acclaim when her short film Night Cries was selected for official competition at the 1990 Cannes Film Festival. Her first feature film, beDevil, was also selected for Cannes in 1993. In 1997, she was invited to exhibit in the Aperto section of the Venice Biennale. A major exhibition of Moffatt's work was later held at the Dia Center for the Arts in New York in 1997/98, which consolidated her international reputation.
Moffatt has been based in New York since 1997 and recently returned to live in Australia.
Presented with a little help from our friends at Michaels Camera Video & Digital, Melbourne.
Image: Tracey Moffatt
Art Calls: Episode One 2014 (video still)
HD video: 28 min 0 sec, black and white and colour, stereo sound
courtesy the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
image courtesy of Mulesfilm