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Paul Winkler: Films 1964-94

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA)


07 Jul 1995 to 10 Sep 1995

Curators: Brian Doherty & David Watson

About the Exhibition

Paul Winkler: Films 1964-94 disclosed many of the significant elements of the work of Paul Winkler, a Sydney filmmaker: his inventive means of generating an in-camera montage of disparately moving images, his mapping of the interconnecting structures of the natural and human-made environments, and his empathy with the medium of film in its simplest essentials. These methods led to the development of films which could be disorientating – often abstract and confronting.

Winkler’s art-historical influences were tangentially traceable in the work: minimal art of the 1960s and 1970s, the systemic experiments and constructions of the 1970s and the concrete poetry of the 1950s.

Although global in its appeal Winkler’s work maintains an essential Australian identity. He wrestled familiar Australian images and iconography into his often-beautiful, dense and pulsing personal vision. In his work he re-constituted and caressed Australia’s sacred 20th century sites and national shrines through the filter of his own European-migrant history.