Rachel Feery is a video-based artist and curator working in hybrid art projects, performance and video installation.
She is the founder of Short Play, a DVD publication of Australian video artworks and critical essays. She curated the first release, ‘Volume 00:01’ on the topic of Play.
Alternative universes and escapism have been an ongoing interest in her practice though creating immersive and experiential artworks.
Notable projects include, Portal (2011), a hypnotic video projection and sound installation at Bus Projects Gallery, Melbourne. Dream of Pictures (2011), a dual video and sound projection at Blindside, Melbourne. Cardboard Utopia (2011), in collaboration with Lisa Stewart and in association with Australian Centre for the Moving Image. This 12-day public program allowed kids to construct and contribute a building component to the multiplying cityscape. Made entirely of paper and cardboard, this urban diorama could be viewed from the ACMI Lightwell, facing Melbourne’s iconic Flinders Street.
The experiential art and live music performance, Sunset Over Cardboard Mountains
as part of 2010 Next Wave Festival, ‘No Risk Too Great’ which was developed under 2009 Kickstart program with co-collaborators, Ed Gould (composer) and Lisa Stewart (visual artist) and mentored by Aphids dramaturge, Margaret Cameron
Echoes of Gold (2009), in collaboration with Lisa Stewart exhibited at Firstdraft, Sydney. This video and sound installation was an immersive tour into the world of make believe. Visitors boarded a six-seater golden boat, equipped with golden binoculars, to closely observe the projected lands.
Rachel currently curates works for On the Screen, a permanent screen space committed to exhibiting contemporary moving image works each month at dianne tanzer gallery + projects and contributes to the video art and moving image blog, Picture Skew http://pictureskew.net/