Candice Breitz: The Character is the first major solo exhibition in Australia by internationally renowned South Africa n artist Candice Breitz.

To what extent are our lives 'scripted' for us by the media we consume and other influences that we enc ounter in our intimate and social environments? Pop music\, cinema and cele brity culture converge in the artist's video installations to reflect on ho w we create\, define and perform our identities in a world of mass media sa turation.

Through inventively re-edited interviews\, fan perfo rmances and montaged cinema sequences\, Breitz's works present a new take o n contemporary portraiture by creating innovative narratives to probe and a nalyse individual experience.

A major part of the exhibition w ill be the inclusion of The Woods\, a new work making its internat ional debut. Co-commissioned with the Peabody Essex Museum\, Breitz's new t rilogy focuses on child performers and the performance of childhood to prob e aspirations and promises embedded in mainstream cinema.

From adoring Michael Jackson fans re-performing the Thriller album\, t o in-depth interviews with identical twins and studied re-performances of p opular 'rom-com' scenes\, Breitz playfully yet astutely investigates the ex tent to which our lives are constructed by parameters dictated to us by the media\, society\, and the particular moment in time that we are born into.


Please note: ACMI will be closed on Christmas Day

LOCATION:ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image)\,Federation Square\, Flinders Street \nMelbourne\, Victoria Australia SUMMARY:The Character \, Candice Breitz END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR