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Sue Dodd — Travelogue Super Uncertain

Sue Dodd,  The Other Side , 2015, production still, dimensions variable

Sue Dodd, The Other Side, 2015, production still, dimensions variable


For her upcoming solo exhibition at Anna Pappas Gallery, Sue Dodd will create a series of performative video, song, and animation works exploring the theme of travel, leisure and technology, taking the viewer on a desperate imaginary trip to nowhere. Mimicking the constructs of commercial music videos and production stills, Dodd will create simulated hallucinogenic journeys with hyper-real, almost toxic colours and visual effects. Through these works, Dodd is playfully interrogating notions of leisure and escapism and questioning the construction/s of identity within consumer culture.

Dodd’s practice incorporates performance, music, video and installation, and responds to the contemporary cultural landscape of globalisation, homogeneity and desire. Dodd looks at the playful and expressive potentials of pop, mass media and celebrity culture to challenge audience relationships to the artwork and demonstrate possibilities for hybrid modes of production.

Selected solo exhibitions include: Wendy Airhole, 2013 Anna Pappas Gallery, Melbourne; Technopia Tours w Kim Donaldson, 2013, Art Stage Singapore, Singapore (courtesy of Anna Pappas Gallery); Best of: A Survey of Gossip Pop, 2013 Techno Park Studios, Melbourne; Watch Me Buy Me, 2009, ACMI, Melbourne.

Selected group exhibitions include: Art Athina Contemporaries: Statements Made, 2014, curated by Artemis Potamianou, Athens (courtesy of Anna Pappas Gallery); MAF Video Program: Staging Actions, 2014, curated by Kyle Weise and Simone Hine, Melbourne Art Fair (courtesy of Anna Pappas Gallery); Don’t Kurt Cobain, 2014, curated by Lisa Radford and Rosemary Forde, Slopes, Melbourne; AwesomeRepeatxInfinityBonus;-), 2014 curated by Sue Dodd, Trocadero, Melbourne; Moving on Asia: Towards a New Art Network 2004-2013, 2013, City Gallery, Auckland; Move On Asia: Video Art in Asia, 2002-2012, 2013, ZKM, Karlsruhe; My Avante-Garde is Bigger Than Yours, 2013, Kings, Melbourne; Now Hear This – Melbourne Now, 2013, National Gallery of Victoria; This Is Not A Love Song, 2012, Anna Pappas Gallery, Melbourne; Technopia Tours, 2012, StudioVisits, Berlin; Frame_Birmingham, 2012, Clarke Gallery, Birmingham; Pursuit, 2012, Delhi Art Fair; Significant Others, 2012, Anna Pappas Gallery, Melbourne Art Fair; Radio Alice, 2012, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, VCA, Melbourne.