Angelica Mesiti

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Angelica Mesiti is a video artist and a member of renowned artist collective 'The Kingpins'.

Her work reveals detailed studies of diverse human subjects in heightened states of rapture and performance, through the use of cinematic filming devices and a beautiful aesthetic treatment.

Angelica was awarded an AFTRS Creative Fellowship to create the work Citizens band.

The four performers in Citizens band perform the music of their birthplaces; water drumming from Cameroon in a Parisian indoor pool, Algerian songs played on a Casio keyboard on the Paris metro, Mongolian throat singing on the streets of Newtown and a Sudanese melody shown whistled by a world music performer who also works part-time as a  as a taxi driver in Brisbane.

More than portraits the multi-screen work is an exploration of space and time expanding the cinematic experience into multiple time frames and points of view. Transcending time and place, the work culminates with a fifth piece of music that weaves together the four distinct expressions into a cacophony complete with sounds of the citiy.

Citizens band was exhibited widely both internationally and in Australia and won the prestigious Anne Landa Award for video and new media arts:

  • 2014:Williams College Museum of Art, Massachusetts USA
  • 2014:Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal, Canada
  • 2013: Winner of the invitation only acquisitive Anne Landa Award [AGNSW]
  • 2013: screened at GOMA 'Everyday Magic' exhibition
  • 2013: The Istanbul Biennale 2013
  • 2013: Exhibited at the Aichi Triennale in Nagoya Japan
  • 2013: Exhibited in Auckland Triennal
  • 2012: NEW12, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne
  • 2012: The Kochi-Muziris Biennale, India’s first Biennale K Kerala, India
  • 2012: Sharjah Biennale 11, United Arab Emirates

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Last updated February 1, 2015

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