Benalla Art Gallery will present Laresa Kosloff: New Futures™, a presentation of the artist’s recent video works, Radical Acts (2020) and the titular New Futures™ (2021).
Rendered from generic, commercial stock footage, Kosloff’s work elicits acerbic criticism from dystopian, unsettling stories that invoke the mundanity of corporate-led late-capitalist societies. Often entwining darkly humorous themes with uncanny yet fathomable storylines, Kosloff manipulates and edits stock footage to constantly shift narratives, presenting alternative and speculative futures unshackled from the authorial presence of the artist. These works in turn often attend to matters of moral corruption, political apathy, tensions between socio-cultural values and representation in the public realm.
Laresa Kosloff: New Futures™ is an official exhibition of PHOTO 2024 International Festival of Photography, a major biennial of new photography and ideas taking place from 1–24 March in Melbourne and regional Victoria.
Laresa Kosloff: New Futures™
Benalla Art Gallery
23 February – 28 April 2024