Ian is now a fully established video artist. His video poems have met great success, having been published in literary journals and websites, shown at festivals, galleries and installations around the world, including UK, Ireland, Greece, Russia, Italy, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, France, Portugal, Croatia, USA, Mexico, Peru, Brazil, India, Saudi Arabia, as well as Australia. Several have won or have been short-listed for awards and prizes at international festivals. Some recent videos that have received critical acclaim are in the gallery below.
For the 2020 South Australian Living Artists Festival (SALA), Ian created an on-line showcase of his more political videos, called The Unwanted. Click here to see the showcase and more details of the videos included there.
For a full list of Ian’s videos and their screenings, click here. For a summary of video awards and prizes, click here.
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Ian also has contributed videos to art-science installations including Not Absolute, The Microscope Project, Floribunda and Body of Evidence, which commissioned two of Ian’s video works for the Adelaide Convention Centre. 42nds was commissioned as a public art work by Adelaide City Council and the Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT): it has been projected onto a department store wall in Rundle Street; onto a water screen on the River Torrens during Hybrid World Adelaide 2018; and shown at the Adelaide Festival Theatre Digital Screens. More recently, he has collaborated with artists for both gallery installations and documentary work, including Catherine Truman, Tony Kearney, and Amanda Sefton Hogg.
In 2017/2018, Ian made a series of documentary videos in Italian for Australia Donna’s project: Language and Legacy: Exploring the legacy of Italian language across generations of women of Italian origin. Funded by the SA Department for Communities and Social Inclusion, this project documented six first generation women, together with their daughters and granddaughters, in an exploration of their experiences and the meaning inherent in sharing their deep linguistic and cultural baggage. Click here to see this project.
Ian’s video work is showcased with many others at AGITATE:21C, a worldwide co-operative of experimental filmmakers, artists, writers and musicians.
The examples below are early works that were among the first to be published or screened in public.
Rearrangements was originally performed at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival Fringe in 2013 with Kerryn Tredrea, Tracey Korsten and Cindy Macdonald. The first poem in the sequence won the Friendly Street Poets 2014 Satura Prize.
Editor’s Selection was published in Overland Photonic, 2014.
SPSS was originally published in Cordite Poetry Review, 2015. It went on to shortlisted and screened at the Rabbit Heart Poetry Film Festival 2017 (Worcester, MA, USA, 2017). It also has been shown at the Adelaide Festival Theatre digital screens program (2019).
Cataplexy was published in e•ratio 21