Brook Andrew

Born Sydney, Australia
Lives and works in Melbourne, Australia

De Anima 2014
mixed media installation, video, performances with Justin Shoulder and Mama Alto
Dimensions and durations variable

Brook Andrew works across mediums to challenge cultural and historical perceptions and comment on issues regarding race, consumerism and history. He draws inspiration from institutional and found archive collections, and works with communities and museum collections to comment and create new work on historical object display and perception.

De Anima was first presented as part of The Cinemas Project, Bendigo Art Gallery in 2014, curated by Bridget Crone. Presented as part of Experimenta Recharge, De Anima will be re-contextualised through a program led by Brook Andrew in collaboration with RMIT Design Hub researchers. While the film component is a new medium for Andrew, the work’s thematic concerns are not. Several of his previous works reframe colonialist imagery and artefacts to both acknowledge and reposition their gaze.

De Anima is a CATALYST: Katherine Hannay Visual Arts Commission and a NETS Victoria exhibition, curated by Bridget Crone for The Cinemas Project. De Anima is presented in Experimenta Recharge in partnership with RMIT Design Hub. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.