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Welcome to the second of our weekly editions, this time with performative video art centre-screen—Kawita Vatanajyankur’s Work series, Campbelltown Arts Centre’s Video oediV and Julian Rosefeldt’s Manifesto, featuring Cate Blanchett. Please excuse the dishabille of our website as we work on its renewal over coming months, and try to remain calm amid the machinations of the Abbott-Turnbull government, American electoral insanity and starvation in Syria and the Horn of Africa.
Virginia & Keith
REACTION Virginia Baxter spends time with Thai-Australian artist Kawita Vatanajyankur’s exquisitely beautiful Work series video images with their unnerving mix of wit, pain and contemplation.
REACTION Video oediV reveals the durability and inventiveness of video art, not least for women in this significant all-female international exhibition—now showing.
YOU TOO? Have you been seduced by Todd Haynes’ Carol, or like Katerina Sakkas, sensed that something elemental is missing?
REACTION Judith Abell witnesses another dimension to Mofo 2016—Syncing Feeling, performed by Townsville’s Dancenorth to a score by Melbourne dancer-composer Alisdair Macindoe.
REACTION At Mofo 2016, Andrew Harper encounters a performed graphic novel, poet Kate Tempest making music, Amy Spiers and Catherine Ryan’s mock water cannon with matching protest, monstrous sounds from Oren Ambarchi and Will Guthrie and Contemporary Art Tasmania’s Exhaust.
REACTION In the second of his three responses to the 2016 Sydney Festival, Keith Gallasch declares Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s FASE and Vortex Temporum the best of the festival’s fine offerings.
REACTION Cate Blanchett features in a multitude of roles in German video artist Julian Rosefeldt’s Manifesto which resurrects and freshly delivers manifestos from the golden age of declaration of intent. Catch it at ACMI now.
OBIT  The great French composer, conductor and musical infrastructure builder Pierre Boulez died on 5 January, aged 90. Matthew Lorenzon considers his legacy, musically and politically.
LOOK OUT  Brendan Woithe talks with Oliver Downes about ideas, collaboration and composing for Australian Dance Theatre’s The Beginning of Nature which premieres at WOMADelaide 2016.
REACTION  Angus McPherson is buffeted and calmed by major works for organ and ensemble from Austin Buckett and Simon James Phillips in their Sydney Festival performance.
DVD: Macbeth
South Australian director Justin Kurzel (Snowtown) continues to address the nature of evil in this striking rendition of Shakespeare’s Macbeth featuring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard.
THE LOOP Following on from Sumugan Sivanesan’s vivid report on the Paris Climate Games last week, Minneapolis-based Northern Lights surveys exhibitions, installations and video works in ARTCOP21.

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