• Artist
    A Tracey Moffatt and Gary Hillberg video collaboration
  • Title
    Other
  • Date of Production
    2009
  • Medium
    DVD, 7 minutes, Edition of 200, (Still)
  • Dimensions
  • Credit Details
    Image courtesy the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney

Tracey Moffatt: Other


Thursday, May 17, 2012 - Sunday, July 01, 2012, -

Lydiard St Projection Window & Victor Gordon King Gallery
Admission: Free


Other is the last in a series of works by video artist Tracey Moffatt using film collage, in which she creates a narrative by selecting clips from film that elicit poignant and insightful understandings of stereotypes and cultural attitudes. For Other, a collaboration with Gary Hillberg, she has cut scenes from sources as diverse as King Kong and Sex and the City.

As the title suggests, Other explores the idea that our perception of other people as different - the Other - is part of how we define ourselves. Moffatt extends that concept to visually explore the ways in which societies define minorities as the Other.

By tracing a thread through the history of cinema and Hollywood's representation of relationships and sexuality, Moffatt documents how we have seen and thought about questions of race, morality and sexual identity.

While Moffatt has brought the "history" together, there is an ambiguity or open-endedness as to what she is saying - the work presents the stereotypes but leaves you to draw your own conclusions.