Past Artist In Residence
Dominic Redfern is a video artist who works within the traditional realm of performance video, by often depicting himself in some unresolved narrative of existential precariousness. His work operates in the gap between self-portraiture, fiction and documentation, to draw audiences’ attention to the artifice of video language. Through exhibiting in festivals, galleries and live performances, Redfern utilizes humor as well as a variety of self-reflexive devices to complicate the relationship between artist, representation and viewer. In 2003, Redfern had the opportunity to have a studio residency at 18th Street through a grant from the Visual Arts & Crafts Board of the Australia Council for the Arts. Currently, Redfern lives in Melbourne and is the Senior Lecturer in Video Art as well as is the Studio Coordinator of Media Arts in the School or Art at RMIT University, where he has also taught for the past 12 years.