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