Derek Hart  


Derek Hart's moving image work explores filmic language beyond its single-screen presentation, the landscape image as past and present and its narrative dimensions as expanded cinema, having definitive points of reference located in the history of avant-garde film and experimental film and video. As video-based fine art it is shown in gallery contexts. His site-specific, sculptural installations engage with time and the environment. This website features experimental video shot in the Central Highlands and West Coast of Tasmania, installations created in and around Hobart, a curatorial project that brings together artists from across Australia and a video piece facilitated by TV Globo in Rio de Janeiro.

He has participated in several exhibitions and screening events in the UK and overseas since 1997. He gained a cultural visa to work in Brazil 2000-2003 with N-Imagem Art & Technology Research Group, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, also working part-time at the Museum of Modern Art. He worked in Australia 2004-2011, including at the School of Art, University of Tasmania, also receiving State funding for temporary, site-specific works and for the development of curatorial projects and in 2010 undertaking an Australia Council for the Arts residency hosted by hydro-electric corporation Hydro Tasmania.


Reverse Reservoir
2019, digital video, 1920x1080, 15 minutes, with sound.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

© 2019 Derek Hart