This Melbourne artist wants your discarded projects for a pop-up video library

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In a period where so many are feeling isolated, Jessie Scott describes her project as unashamedly dedicated to the city’s arts community.

As part of her PhD project through RMIT, artist Jessie Scott is collecting video footage in all formats that has been donated by the public. From old VHS and Beta Cam, to mini-DV and DVD, Blu-Ray and digital files, this video work will comprise the body of her lending Library, the Video Art Video Shop. Now, she wants your discarded and half-forgotten work too, for a pop-up lending library, intended to be hosted in the RMIT’s Capitol Theatre (TBC depending on pandemic restrictions), that collects and lends out discarded video and film. Scott says anything she can source a player for will be catalogued and made available for loan, as she attempts to represent the trajectory of the moving image through various formats over time.


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