Tim Brook

Media Arts events

Previously

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[dash]topia

A group exhibition in the 2019 Design Canberra festival, including Bad Keys, a code art work by Tim Brook and Caren Florance
Subvert and convert the online hurt

Bad Keys builds on Florance’s research into online misogyny and trolling. This work uses systems of communication to explore ways to subvert and convert the hurt that we often carry around with us after encountering insults and verbal attacks online.

Abstraction is the main strategy: words morph into webs of lines that simultaneously disconnect and connect. This is unloading, not downloading.

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6 November–22 November 2019
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Line Work

an exhibition of works by Caren Florance at the Tuggeranong Arts Centre, including Bad Keys a code art work by Tim Brook
Subvert and convert the online hurt

Line Work builds on Florance’s research into online misogyny and trolling. This exhibition uses new and old systems of communication to explore ways to subvert and convert the hurt that we often carry around with us after encountering insults and verbal attacks in person and online.

Abstraction is the main strategy: words morph into webs of lines that simultaneously disconnect and connect. This is unloading, not downloading.

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4 July–27 July 2019
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Australian Landscapes

A digital video installation by Tim Brook and Arne Hanna in Gallery 2 at M16 Artspace, Griffith ACT

Quiet, contemplative and immersive, Australian Landscapes is a digital video installation that invites your imagination. It evokes memories of quiet moments in inland Australia, when you become absorbed in the visual richness of surface details. Very slowly, the work reveals a delicacy of detail and a harshness of ground so characteristic of the Australian inland.

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14 June–1 July 2018
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Trenuci bez naslova

A screening at Galerija 42°, Cetinje, Montenegro, of a digital animation by Tim Brook, Ruth Hingston and Alistair Riddell

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on Friday 27 April 2018
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Lucence

Screenings of a series of works by staff and graduates of the ANU School of Art, including Untitled Moments a digital animation by Tim Brook, Ruth Hingston and Alistair Riddell

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on Friday 21 April 2017
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Fire Station

A screening at PhotoAccess, including a multimedia work by Tim Brook and Arne Hanna
Fire Station is a multimedia work based on material at the Canberra Fire Museum. It’s presented as a digital video loop but not as a conventional narrative. Instead, the work uses layers of images and sounds to evoke something of the experiences of our firefighters—a few hints of their sporadic dramas; some suggestion of their daily routines and accumulated memories.

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19 February–30 March 2014
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Shaping Canberra

An exhibition at the ANU School of Art Gallery, Ellery Crescent, Acton ACT, curated by Ruth Hingston for the centenary of Canberra, including Fire Station, a multimedia work by Tim Brook and Arne Hanna

This exhibition highlights the variety and inventiveness of professional artists who live and work in Canberra. It includes works in a wide range of media, from embroidery to digital animation. Each work in the exhibition draws on material from a local collection of cultural material. Each celebrates an aspect of the lives and experiences of real Canberrans, people who have worked, raised families, played sport, made art and created communities, unaffected by the antics of the fly-in-fly-out politicians whose pronouncements are routinely attributed to a mythical ‘Canberra’.

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18 September–19 October 2013
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Untitled Moments

A screening at PhotoAccess, Manuka ACT, of a digital animation by Tim Brook, Ruth Hingston and Alistair Riddell

Slow, quirky and very Canberra, Untitled Moments is a digital animation based on embroidery.

Untitled Moments is a collaborative project exploring the visual impact of embroidery and photography in a digital animation. We’ve used digital technologies to combine images and sound to create narrative fragments—imagined incidents drawn from our observations of Canberra’s most unremarkable moments.

The resulting work does not attempt to mimic cartoons or conventional animations. It’s a pastiche, an idiosyncratic mixture of embroidery, drawing, watercolour, photography, scanography, digital animation, field recordings and digitally generated sounds. The final effect is sometimes contemplative, sometimes deliberately cheesy.

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5–29 April 2012
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Noise

An exhibition at PhotoAccess, Griffith ACT, including a digital video by Tim Brook and Paul Kirwan

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9 April–8 May 2011
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Embracing Innovation

An exhibition at CraftACT, Canberra City ACT, including Untitled Moments, a digital animation by Tim Brook, Ruth Hingston and Alistair Riddell

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31 March–7 May 2011
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Nije Crna

An exhibition at PhotoAccess, Griffith ACT as part of Vivid, the national photography festival, including an installation by Ruth Hingston and Tim Brook with Lea Collins

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14 June–17 July 2008
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Works in Progress

An artist’s talk at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, including screenings of Works in Progress, a slide-tape sequence by Tim Brook and Arne Hanna after works by Ruth Hingston
Works in Progress is one result of a Hill End residency—a description of the residency—a description where nothing is spelt out. A slowly evolving sequence of still images, rich and alluring, invites you to make connections and imagine your own stories. It offers hints about some of the things an artist does to arrive at a body of new work.

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Saturday 15 October 2005
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Canberra Dreaming

Choreographed movement and visual music in the Canberra Festival, performed at The Old Bus Depot Markets, Kingston ACT

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16–18 March 2000
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Small Change

A concert of visual music in the Canberra Festival, at the National Film and Sound Archive, Acton ACT, including slide-tape works by Tim Brook
This concert is a thoughtful blend of sound and image. Low tech and alluring, each of the works screened, each little piece, shows how small change can make for greater seeing. Sounds and images are taken from life and gently reshaped. Each work is an invitation to make connections; to imagine; to tell stories. Visual music is for adults whose brains are still alive.

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5–7 March 1999
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Bingo Night

A concert of audio-visual works at the Australian Centre for The Arts and Technology, Acton ACT, including Lines, a slide-tape piece by Tim Brook and Arne Hanna

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Thursday 26 November 1998
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Newsense

A performance of intermedia art at Strother Theater, Ball State university, USA, including Goyboys, a slide-tape piece by Tim Brook and Dan Senn

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Monday 5 September 1988
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Ghost of a Chance

Music theatre at Images, Dickson ACT, including a slide-tape piece by Tim Brook and Len Duke
on Friday 13 February 1987
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Forest of Gods

A theatrical production at TAU Community Theatre, Braddon ACT, including a slide-tape work by Tim Brook
14–17 November 1984
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Seymour concert

A concert of electronic and multimedia arts in the Everest Theatre at the Seymour Centre, Sydney NSW, including About Time!, a slide-tape work by Tim Brook and Adrian Keenan

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Friday 29 May 1981