25 Oct - 2 Dec 2018

CURATORS | Celeste de Clario Davis + Camille Perry

VIDEO EDITOR | Timothy Hardy


Jake Almeida, Thomas Bourke, Christina Carey, Celeste de Clario Davis, Shonelle Conn, Levi Franco, Timothy Hardy, Ashley Hogan, Isabella Imperatore, Anna Mcgirr, Rebecca Martin, Jahman Maskell, Camille Perry, Daniel Rohrlach-Tremaine, Claudia Saballa Hobbs, Jivan Simons Mistry, Lachlan Stonehouse, Jessie Turner, Zoe Vouzas, Patrick Walker, Matthew Ware, Rebekah Wu.

What makes the ‘Best Work’ the best? Is it possible to recreate the ‘Best Work’ differently and it still remain the best?

These were some of the questions that were sparked when the first-year photography students at the Victorian College of the Arts were asked to bring in their ‘Best Work’ and reconstruct it, under a new set of constraints.

“Make it move. Do not stop. 3 Minute duration. Do not edit.”

The project was inspired by a film by Lars von Trier's The Five Obstructions (2003), in which Jørgen Leth is set the task of remaking his 1967 film - The Perfect Human five times, each under a different set of strictly appointed rules.

Considering what makes a work good-or-the best, students were able to restructure their works preserving elements they deemed essential.

The duration of moving image works in this compilation has been reduced for BLINDSIDE PLAY.

Images: Make Your Best Work Move, 2018, HD video, 13:31min. Selected stills. Courtesy the artists.