Still from Retrograde


“Once in a Lifetime” sequence for ABC TV show Retrograde. Full episode available on ABC iView.

Still from Standing Wave

Standing Wave

Documentation video of Lawrence English site installation on board HMAS Ovens class submarine for Fremantle Biennale.

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The Altar of Lies ...

“The Altar of Lies Will Not Be Destroyed” music video in support of Bolt Gun album Begotten. Created with all practical effects.

Alternate seamless-loop version created for live performance projection. Album cover artwork created from extracted video still.

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Still from The Tree of Life

The Tree of Life

Documentation video of Julia Christensen AxS Incubator Residency for The Tree of Life, an artwork collaboration with NASA involving two separate space missions spanning over 200 years.

Still from First/Last


Music video in support of Big Dead album Bone White Branches. Created with all practical effects.

Still from Heart and Brain

Heart and Brain

Music video in support of Big Dead album Bone White Branches. Animation by Declan East.

Still from Seirá


Documentation videos of Lawrence English AxS Incubator Residency for Los Angeles citywide installation work Seirá.

A series of three videos for the project:

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Still from Open Frame 2019

Open Frame 2019

Promotional videos (various social media formats) for Open Frame at Carriageworks in Sydney.

Still from MONOAkuma


Promotional video for Merzbow 40th anniversary album MONOAkuma and performances at The Substation.

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Still from Float Beneath the Sun

Float Beneath the Sun

Music video in support of Jon Vayla album Float Beneath the Sun. Created with all practical effects.

Alternate seamless-loop version created for live performance projection. Album cover artwork created from extracted video still.

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Variations on Leonard French

Abstract film commissioned for La Trobe University’s 50th anniversary, with 29-piece live orchestral score, composed by Tamil Rogeon and performed by the Australian Youth Orchestra.

Visuals created entirely from macro footage of Leonard French’s “The Four Seasons”.

Commissioned and produced by Christian Wagstaff and Keith Courtney, Creative Production Services.

World premiere on 18 November 2017 at soundvision, La Trobe University, Melbourne.

“Variations on Leonard French” was originally commissioned as a live film and music performance, in celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of La Trobe University in 2017. The work is based on the sculptural piece by noted Australian artist Leonard French the “The Four Seasons”, acquired by the University in 1978 in recognition of the contribution of David Myers, inaugural Vice Chancellor. This contemporary reimagining of French’s vision, created for the explicit purpose of acknowledging the visual fabric of the University, should be preserved within the cultural collections of the institution for posterity.

– La Trobe University Art Collection

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Watch the full film on FilmFreeway.

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The Visitors

Video projection for Lawrence English live performance work The Visitors.

Rework of various segments of Night of the Living Dead (1968) combined and manipulated at various speeds to appear like a single original scene slowed 100 times its original speed.

Concept by Lawrence English.

The Visitors is a 50 minute audio visual homage to Romero’s remarkable film. It is a mediation on the zombie as cultural phenomena. Using one of the iconic zombie montages from the original film, which is drawn out from a few seconds to 50 minutes; the images on screen shift from objects of horror to a dreamlike light play. The faces and bodies of the undead become a focus of attention, something to be explored rather than shunned. Their on screen presence shifts from fear and disgust to a kind of glacial beauty. Matched with an embodied soundtrack of low frequency vibration and harmonic echoes, The Visitors is a work that celebrates Romero’s criticisms of modern systems of economy and power and recognises the role and value of the body as more than just flesh for consumption.


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Still from A Particular Tuesday

A Particular Tuesday

Music video in support of Norman Westberg (Swans) solo album Jasper Sits Out.

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Still from Lumber


Music video in support of HEXA (Lawrence English & Jamie Stewart) album Factory Photographs.

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Still from Meteor Field

Meteor Field

Music video in support of Eugene Carchesio album The Planets. All video created from layering and manipulating Eugene Carchesio’s original artwork.

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Still from Bunny Bill

Bunny Bill

Music video in support of Norman Westberg (Swans) solo album 13.

45 min extended version screened for Norman Westberg live performances at MONO 21 and at Milton Art Bank.

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Three Days Before the Storm

Two-channel video projection (12 min 43 sec). Screened as part of It Will Find You at Junk Bar in Brisbane.

Written by Christopher Allery. Sound design & score by James Enchelmaier. Presented by Brisbane Fringe Festival.

Still from And He Sleeps

And He Sleeps

Video in support of Lawrence English album The Peregrine. Rework of existing documentary footage.

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Still from April is the Cruellest Month

April is the Cruellest Month

Single-channel video projection created for Melbourne Fringe Festival.

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Forgiving Noir

Single-channel video loop in support of Lawrence English album Wilderness of Mirrors.

And as seen in the new video for “Forgiving Noir,” Lawrence English hasn’t lost his pension for pensive patience. As the focal character, this woman with a branch possesses an intriguing strength in terms of initiative and stamina. She also harnesses a certain mystery that is also pleasantly hidden within Lawrence’s track “Forgiving Noir.” What is this forgiveness all about? How does the noir light transpire upon this specific situation?

Maybe what’s happening is this woman with a branch: she’s encircling the video AND the wilderness itself. If Lawrence English’s newest album title Wilderness of Mirrors has anything to say about the video, the woman with a branch IS just entombed within a lengthy trail of similar scenery. If I consider anything outside of Clint Eastwood’s take on the “genre” noir — eh, fuck it, include Clint Eastwood — “Forgiving Noir” reads more toward the suspenseful aspect of noir lighting (as we all know the lighting came well before any sort of detective sleuth sub-genre took the word’s meaning), and flips the typical idea of the protagonist as the one cracking a mystery, as the VIEWERS (and listeners of the track) are the ones searching for meaning.

– C Monster, Tiny Mix Tapes

Still from Wilderness of Mirrors

Wilderness of Mirrors

Single-channel video loop in support of Lawrence English album Wilderness of Mirrors.

Alternate version used for Dark Mofo 2017 midnight lineup reveal.

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Still from Clara


Narrative short film (15 min).

When Clara mistakenly receives a collection of photographs of another woman’s entire life, she leaves her husband and life of luxury and heads west. As she indulges in a self-constructed narrative of the lost girl searching for answers, the further Clara travels the less meaning she finds.

A moving, engaging film whose strength lies in the questions that remain unanswered. A very impressive piece of work.

– Mark Overett, Producer (Iron Sky, Unfinished Sky)

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BNE 6:07AM

Single-channel video. Music by Heinz Riegler.

Premiere at Minus 20 Degree Art & Architecture Winter Biennale 2012, Flachau, Austria.

Still from River


Music video in support of I Heart Hiroshima album The Rip.

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Still from Shakeytown


Music video in support of I Heart Hiroshima album The Rip.

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Still from Secret Birds

Secret Birds

Secret Birds concert film for I Used To Skate Once show at The Zoo in Brisbane, Australia.

The show features five drummers. The performance is covered in a single shot.

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To Have and To Be

Narrative short film (14 min).

A lonesome young man receives a visit from his ex-girlfriend, and through faltering emotional gestures and clumsy honesty they come to terms with the end of their relationship.

In its smallness, its whiteness and its location hovering over a city, we could almost be in Tokyo. It is a perfect place for an alienated modern youth to brood. And when two people are in the apartment, there is immediate erotic potential: where else can they sit but on the bed?

Brisbane actors Daria Westerman and Nicholas Turner give sensitive portrayals of the lovers. The naturalistic, close filming brings viewers voyeuristically into the room. It is a controlled, poignant performance by cast and crew — a remarkable debut performance for a new film-maker.

– Sandra Hogan, M/C Reviews

Best Actor, Nicholas Turner (nominated) – Queensland New Filmmakers Awards 2009

Best Actress, Daria Westerman (nominated) – Queensland New Filmmakers Awards 2009

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