In the studio of Thomas Hart Benton, a canvas prepared by Benton on the day he died.
"…As a kiwi on catch-up pilgrimages I have visited many overseas art shrines, though never the studio of Thomas Hart Benton (an influence on our regional painters). When Dashper filmed this site, he could have aimed at high production values (as he usually does), but kept to a tourist video. It shows a studio frozen in time, with a canvas prepared by Benton on the day he died. Also implied is the leap in art history associated with Benton’s best-known student, Jackson Pollock, so change is imminent on the blank canvas, emphasised by the alternating blank screen of the canvas…"
Installation view of Untitled (after Thomas Hart Benton) (2006) Julian Dashper, at Massey University (2016)
Documentation of artists and performers making music in the artist's studio which is recorded by Dashper.
The artist and an assistant place Dashper's C.V. on the wall as a live event documented by the camera.
A 1 second image displays every 15 seconds, to be installed with a second video showing a 1 second image every 15 minutes.
A brief document of the closing of the Venice Biennale.