In the event of Amnesia the city will recall

Denis Beaubois &

In the event of Amnesia the city will recall… explores the relationship between the individual and the metropolis. These works are not structured events for a traditional audience, they are questions proposed to the site. The city as audience, collaborator and performer is emphasized in this piece. Twelve sites were selected around the city of Sydney where surveillance cameras are prominently placed. The locations were mapped out and the stage for In the event of Amnesia… was created. (VIDEONALE.8 catalogue)

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About the video

Title In the event of Amnesia the city will recall
Year 1997
Videonale VIDEONALE.8
Length 00:07:41
Format 4:3
Country Australia,
Language No dialog
Courtesy the artist
Specifications b/w, sound, single-channel video
Winner of Videonale Award

About the artist

Denis Beaubois
  • 1970 in Moka, MRI.
    Studied at the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney, AUS, and the East Sydney Technical College, Sydney, AUS

Insights at Videonale X

desktop selfie
Relaxing on an Australian beach. Denis Beaubois shows how he unwinds after sitting in front of a screen.