Video Art Project: Portrait of Redlands Teenagers ‘Monologues from the unconscious mind’, commissioned by the Redland Art Gallery (Queensland) as part of the Postcards from the Redlands Exhibition, 2008, digital video, 17.40min


The Redland Art Gallery commissioned me to create a video portrait of the Redland’s teenage community for Postcards from the Redlands: A Redland Art Gallery 5th Birthday Celebration exhibition. In order to capture the footage needed to complete the project, I held three separate film shoots. With the help of the Redland Art Gallery and the participating film shooting venues, flyers were distributed advertising the filming dates and venues, calling for teenagers aged from 13-18 years living in the Redland Shire to participate in the project. The resulting video documents seventeen teenagers alternately sitting in a derelict lounge chair in the centre of the film frame, directing dream monologues straight into the camera.