National Organisation of Media Arts Database

Brendan Lee

Short bio:
Brendan Lee is an Australian artist working in the mediums of video installation and photography. Lee's art looks at the associations that are made between notions of place, film and history. He explores the relationships between the filmic memory of significant cinematic locations and how we interact with their historical weighing. In the last few years, Lee has focused on Australian film history and folklore in how we identify and differentiate ourselves culturally from other regions. Through constructed and discovered film locations, Lee presents open ended questions about identity through filmic narrative and tropes. Lee's current videos aestheticize cinematic genres and portray the underbelly of Australian culture represented via film.