Jo LAWTrack 2002
Track reworks still photographs and super-8 footage taken in Hong Kong and whilst camping in Western Australia. The music is the sound group Enargeia (Jeremy Hicks and Malcom Riddoch). The Greek term, enargeia, can be defined as “a part of speech which almost bring something before our eyes” (Cicero). As such it is capable of energising, making manifest, or actualising the phenomenon referred to. Track attempts this feat by bringing together an otherwise disconnected set of imagery to make palpable the relationship between two seemingly quite disparate experience.
Jo Law works with divergent media to develop a materialist aesthetic engagement with everyday experiences. Her screenworks have recently exhibited in international programs including ‘No Trans-national–Liquid Borders and Empty Promises’ at the ISE Cultural Foundation, New York, (2012) and ’60-minute Cinema–Hong Kong: our home town’ in Manchester, UK (2012). Her works have won awards including the Silver Spire Award in New Vision at the San Francisco International Film Festival and Distinguished Award in the Hong Kong Independent Film and Video Awards. They have been collected by SBS Television, Australia, and Videotage, Hong Kong. She was the Australia Council’s artist-in-residence in Tokyo in 2008 where she produced the Autumn Almanac of Tokyo (http://www.photonicsmedia.net/about-autumn). Her current projects include ‘Sixty Second Thoughts’ (http://sixtythoughts.tumblr.com/) with Ali Jane Smith and ‘Slowing Down Time’ (http://artofslowingdowntime.tumblr.com/) with Sue Healy, Louise Curham, and Michele Elliot, and ‘A World of Things’ with Redmond Bridgeman. Jo teaches at the University of Wollongong.