VCA ART 2021

Matt Bailey

Master of Fine Art

My practice is an ongoing enquiry into the nature of identity and the self. I work across sculpture, installation, script and music.

Three Three-Act Plays forms an excerpt from recent work, featuring bronze pieces, and video works as mise en scène amid sculptural installation. The exhibition incorporates video of a series of 20 performative one-act plays written in response to the research enquiry. The work elaborates on definitions of the ‘backstage’, the ‘prop’, and the ‘rehearsal’, as a way to explore a space of intersubjectivity and to subjectivise audience/viewer relations.

Matt Bailey, Act 5, Single channel video, 2020.
Matt Bailey, Maraca, Bronze, 2021.

We acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campus is situated, the Boonwurrung and Woiwurrung people of the Kulin Nations, who have created art, made music and told their stories here for thousands of generations. We also acknowledge and extend our respect to the Traditional Owners of all lands on which our work is viewed, shared and enjoyed, and to all Elders, past, present and emerging.

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