Montages: The Full Cut,
1999 – 2015
28 January 2023 – 26 March 2023
Montages: The Full Cut, 1999 – 2015 presents eight montage films created in collaboration between artist Tracey Moffatt and editor Gary Hillberg.
Mining scenes from iconic Hollywood films, telemovies and arthouse cinema, each montage plays with narrative and character conventions to create new fictions on themes such as love, art, revolution and destruction. The films expose common stereotypes in popular cinema, revealing the ways they inform our collective cultural imagination.
Hillberg has been working as an experimental filmmaker and music video producer since the late 1980s. Moffatt is regarded internationally as one of the most important Australian artists of our time, and in 2017 represented Australia at the Venice Biennale.
Montages: The Full Cut has been touring nationally since early 2017, taking on new meanings as it is placed in critical dialogue with the events of our time, including the #metoo movement, Black Lives Matter protests internationally, and the Covid-19 global pandemic.
Montages: The Full Cut, 1999 – 2015 was curated and developed by Artspace, Sydney and is touring nationally in partnership with Museums & Galleries of NSW.
Tracey Moffatt and Gary Hillberg, Montages: The Full Cut, 1999 – 2015, 2016, installation view, Artspace, Sydney.
Courtesy the artists, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney and Tyler Rollins Fine Art, New York. Photo: Zan Wimberley.