Candice Breitz: 'The Character' is the first major solo exhibition in Australia by the internationally renowned South African artist.
To what extent are our lives 'scripted' for us by the media we consume and other influences that we encounter in our intimate and social environments? Pop music, cinema and celebrity culture converge in the artist's video installations to reflect on how we create, define and perform our identities in a world of mass media saturation.
Through inventively re-edited interviews, fan performances and montaged cinema sequences, Breitz's works present a new take on contemporary portraiture by creating innovative narratives to probe and analyse individual experience.
From adoring Michael Jackson fans re-performing the Thriller album, to in-depth interviews with identical twins and studied re-performances of popular 'rom-com' scenes, Breitz playfully yet astutely investigates the extent to which our lives are constructed by parameters dictated to us by the media, society, and the particular moment in time that we are born into.
Candice Breitz: 'The Character'
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Open daily: 10am - 6pm (Closed Christmas day)
6 December 2012 - 11 March 2013
Candice Breitz Stills from 'The Interview' 2012
Shot at Wheatbaker Hotel, Lagos, Nigeria, June 2012
From the trilogy 'The Woods'
© Candice Breitz Courtesy White Cube