Greatest Hits Volume 3

Greatest Hits Volume 3

21 April–9 June 201221 Apr–9 Jun 2012

Selected by Anna Zammit, Greatest Hits Volume 3 is a mixed tape of recent videos by Queensland artists, and a sequel to our shows Greatest Hits (2006) and Volume II (2009). In Chris Bennie’s The Commonwealth Perspective, moody hypnotic footage of a churning ocean is accompanied by a foghorn soundtrack. Collaborative duo Catherine Sagin stage a ‘residency’ in a car, endlessly driving around Brisbane’s domestic airport listening to the ‘Shire Theme’ from The Lord of the Rings. Sean Barrett snogs himself in a mirror, in the painfully narcissistic Love You. Inspired by Stephen Spielberg’s dolly shots and John Baldessari’s collages, Daniel McKewen’s ghostly Untitled (After Steven and John) explores the close-up’s affective power. A crazed Mad-Max-esque character, Madboots, takes the wheel of Alex Cuffe’s customised Dekotora Mobility Scooter. A study of his lubricated hands, Liam O’Brien’s Untitled (Hands) has sexual undertones. Transforming the mundane into the poetic, David Nixon films a magically floating feather bower in Subterfuge. Sandra Selig observes the world blurred through a rain-splattered car windscreen in The Moon and Its Ghosts. Grant Stevens’s Hankering chronicles small pleasures. What do we all really want? 100% cotton sheets is the consensus.


Chris Bennie, Catherine Sagin, Sean Barrett, Daniel McKewen, Alex Cuffe, Liam O’Brien, David Nixon, Sandra Selig, Grant Stevens

The Institute of Modern Art acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land upon which the IMA now stands, the Jagera, Yuggera, Yugarapul, and Turrbal people. We offer our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the first artists of this country. In the spirit of allyship, the IMA will continue to work with First Nations people to celebrate, support, and present their immense past, present, and future contribution to artistic practice and cultural expression.