Category: Australian Video Art Archive

Film still Scenes From A Shanghai Hotel

Scenes From A Shanghai Hotel: cabaret neon

Production Company: Strange Cities Productions: Director/Producer: Geoffrey Weary
Produced in association with Screen Australia (AFC)
Cast: Tatiana Pentes, Leakhena Sy, Rose Tang
PORTRAITSs an experimental digital work that explores three contrasting experiences of war and conflict in the middle and late 20th century. A woman living in Shanghai is expelled from China after the Communist Revolution in 1949. The ghosts of the Cold War appear and disappear in the crumbling ruins of the Berlin Wall in 1990. A young woman suffers a crisis of identity around the circumstances of her birth at the end of the war in Cambodia in 1978

Image: Failure To Materialise by Geoffrey Weary, Video: Art From the Archive, Monash University

Geoffrey Weary’s video art: ‘Failure To Materialise’ featured in book

Geoffrey Weary’s video and films: Scenes From A Shanghai Hotel, Failure to Materialise, and MUSEUM, collected by AVAA Australian Video Art Archive whose aims are to continue building an on-line video archive and a research collection of new and historical Australian video and performance art works http://www.videoartchive.org.au/gweary/shangai.html. Geoffrey Weary’s video art was curated 27 September – 8 October 2010 in…