Spooky Action (at a distance)

Amos Gebhardt

Amos Gebhardt brings a cinematic force to large-scale, moving image installations and photography, collaborating with performers, choreographers and musicians including Melanie Lane, Oren Ambarchi, Bhenji Ra, Eric Avery, and Lawrence English.

Centred on themes of identity, queerness, resistance and entanglement, this extensive series of Gebhardt’s works form a labyrinth of film and photographs that unify the artist’s practice in a bold new way.

This will be the Melbourne premiere of the major three-channel video work, Small acts of resistance.

The exhibition also features Evanescence – a 20 metre video installation where 40 performers merge with materials of the earth in endless cycles, There are no others – a portrait of gender diverse people rising into the firmament, and Lovers – a black and white ode to the extraordinary language between horses during mating season.

Please note, Evanescence is showing in the Main Performance Space, Level 1, until 13 March 2021.

Accessibility
Wheelchair access, Accessible Toilets

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Essays by Isobel Parker Phillip and Adolfo Aranjuez | Samstag Museum of Art 

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Q&A with Amos Gebhardt | Interview, Photo 2021

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Amos Gebhardt, Small acts of resistance | Feature, Artlink

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Pull Focus with Amos Gebhardt | Interview, Art Collector

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Amos Gebhardt / Small acts of resistance | Interview with Adolfo Aranjuez ON ART Podcast, Samstag Museum of Art

Thanks to Samstag Museum of Art, University of South Australia and Joanna Kitto, Samstag Associate Curator.

This project is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

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