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Reviews

Film - open and closed

Australia

Andrew Frost

VIRGINIA HILYARD and VARSHA NAIR, Film - open and closed, 1999 (video detail), mixed-media installation, courtesy the artist.

Ever since her days as one of the leading film artists of the Sydney Super-8 scene of the 1980s, Virginia Hilyard has been the creator of arresting, powerful imagery. Early film work like Love Homer Rova Roma Hemi Hubba Mercedes Mash, 1984, Yes It Is, 1985, and the later E.G., 1989-90, explored a pared down, minimal aesthetic that was both poetic and evocative. In Yes It…

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