Throughout December we have been showing a collection of video works on the Big Screen titled JOY, from the RMIT Art in Public Space Researchers and Alumnus and curated by Karen Butler.
December is a month when many people rejoice and communities en masse. Individuals, groups and nations express emotion and spirit in celebrating and honouring their beliefs, cultures, ancestors, independence and ideas, with great effect. It is also a time of bulk spending, poverty and charity.
By surveying human activity, the video artists explore and interpret this manifestation of historical and contemporary values, to tell tell personal stories.
Image: Screen shot from ‘She couldn’t find the buildings for the abyss’ by Freya Pitt.