John Gillies is a contemporary Australian artist and musician who works predominately with time-based media and forms, including performance, moving image, installation, sound and music to create immersive, multi-layered video works and installations. Originally a performance artist and sculptor, John’s work often uses performance collaborations to create immersive experiences. John will discuss his body of work, including the importance of collaborating with performers and exploring the relationships between sound, image and space.
Gillies’ work has been shown at the Tate Modern, London (2009), Museum for Contemporary Art, Sydney (2008, 2000), Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne (2006), Museum of Modern Art, New York (1994), and London, Sydney and Melbourne film festivals, among many others. He has curated video art programs around the world and taught at the University of Sydney, University of New South Wales, University of Newcastle and the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Image: John Gilles, Witkacy & Malinowski: a cinematic séance in 23 scenes (still detail), 2015–2017. Image courtesy the artist