Anita Holtsclaw is a Brisbane-based artist, who has exhibited both nationally and internationally. Working primarily with screen-based media, her artworks explore how vision and representation are constructed culturally by cinema and can be reimagined through screen-based installations. The screen-based installations present another way of looking at the cinematic where the female protagonist and the traditional site of spectatorship, the silver palace, are expanded. By expanding the constructions of representation and viewing her artworks create an embodied experience of scopophillia, to explore what it means to see and be seen withincontemporary screen-based art.
Holtsclaw has recently completed her doctoral studies and in July 2015 she will present new work at GOMA as part of a fresh exploration of contemporary art in Queensland. Past solo and group exhibitions include, freshcut at the IMA (Brisbane), palaces at The Block, QUT (Brisbane), silver palace at Seventh Gallery (Melbourne), across the sea at Bus Projects (Melbourne) and Metro Arts (Brisbane). She is a Co-Director of the artist run initiative LEVEL and was a founding Co-Director of Boxcopy ARI.
WORK WITH METRO ARTS //
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