Tableau Vivant

Explore thought provoking video installations by contemporary artists. Installations layer diverse historical materials from the Library to reflect Perth's social history and propose alternative readings of that history.

Contemporary artists Nicola Kaye and Stephen Terry create a number of video installations including interactive works in response to the collections from the JS Battye Library of Western Australian History. Layering diverse materials to reflect Perth’s social history, the exhibition questions how history is made, commemorated and forgotten. The Library staff and public are given the opportunity to interact with their work, and as such, become performers embedded within the installation.

Such altering of the archives is the artists’ way of proposing alternative readings of history, creating new social stories for you to engage with.

The State Library’s Creative Fellowship is made possible through the support of the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund. The artists would like to acknowledge the support of Arts & Humanities at Edith Cowan University.

Event dates

Event Details

Ground Floor Gallery & 3rd Floor, JS Battye Library of WA History, State Library, 25 Francis St, Perth

Mon-Thu 9am-8pm, Fri 9am-5.30pm, Sat & Sun 10am-5.30pm

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