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A dizzying exploration of music video as an art form…

The Australian Centre for the Moving Image presents Spectacle, an extensive collection of over 300 clips spanning from the 1920’s to the present day, showing the development of music videos over nine decades.

Featuring the handiwork of some of today’s most innovative filmmakers, including Michel Gondry who directed videos for The Chemical Brothers and Daft Punk, Spike Jonze (Björk, Fatboy Slim) and Mark Romanek (Lenny Kravitz, Jay Z), Spectacle is a feast for the eyes of a music lover.

Videos shown range from the experimental and arthouse to the political and the provocative and include epic productions which cross the boundary into short film. All of them demonstrate that ingenuity is the key to creating the perfect marriage of sound and vision. Feel the goosebumps tingle as you view classic music videos such as Strawberry Fields by the Beatles; David Bowie’s Heros, Seven Nation Army from the White Stripes and Gotye’s Somebody that I used to know. Hours can be spent mesmerized over the way videos have been developed including some hilarious parodies and fan features.

Spectacle: The Music Video Exhibition is organised by the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati. Curators: Jonathan Wells and Meg Grey Wells, Flux.

An exhibition NOT to be missed!

Thursday 26 September 2013 – Sunday 23 February 2014
Open daily 10am-5pm
Extended opening hours for White Night Melbourne (Sat 22 – Sun 23 Feb, 7pm-7am)

Full $15 Concession $10 ACMI Member $8
Child (4-15 years) $8
Family $40 (2 adults, 3 children)
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About The Author

Heather Kipling

Heather hails from England with over 6 years of fashion retail experience in PR, events and digital marketing. As a typical tourist, Heather is embracing all things Melbourne from travel, events, music, food and fitness whilst slowly becoming addicted to the Melbourne cup of coffee. Doing two new things a week provides a perfect foundation for a festival loving, Lifestyle Editor in the cultural capital of Australia.

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