Kate Murphy's Carriageworks commission and new solo show - Art Collector

Kate Murphy, Lift, 2013, single channel HD video with sound. Courtesy: the artist and Breenspace, Sydney

20 November 2013 | Video artist Kate Murphy is among the artists commissioned to create a new work for an upcoming show at Sydney's Carriageworks that will explore the intersection between screen and dance culture.

24 Frames Per Second is a response to the increasingly interdisciplinary and collaborative nature of the visual arts, choreography and film. 24 artists - 18 Australian and 6 international - have been commissioned to create works for the project, which will be shown during 2014 and 2015. Other participating artists include Tony Albert, Christian Thompson, Angelica Mesiti and Nick Cave (the United States artist, not the Australian singer) - click here for the full list.

Aside from this upcoming Carriageworks commission, Murphy has just finalised a major new work for a solo exhibition at Sydney's Breenspace.


Lift is a single channel video installation that questions notions of the ageing body. It focuses on the relationship between the cognitive and the subconscious self and the dances we perform everyday. This highly charged work has emerged from Murphy’s extended time in a nursing home, a space in which her father now resides, observing people with dementia enduring the slow erosion of their minds and bodies.

Lift opens next week. The details are as follows:

Exhibition opens: 29 November 2013
Exhibition closes: 21 December 2013
Location: Breenspace, Level 3, 17-19 Alberta Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Contact: 02 9283 1113
Email: media@breenspace.com


Alexandra Djurichkovic


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