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SITE #22

Gifts As Beautiful As Horses references the familiar landscapes of the urban environment shot through with subversive sacrificial objects that are suspended against the sky, disengaged from their power and decontextualized from their usual function. The video is made from a composited reality that calls into question the natural order of things. The result is a narrative of tender dysfunction and a strange new world order that points to a revolution of misunderstandings.

Sal Cooper is an Animator and Artist who produces work in theatrical, performance, fine art and cinematic settings and is regularly exhibited both locally and internationally. Cooper has also undertaken several public art projects and has attended residencies in Australia and overseas. Cooper produces screen-based material for both the commercial and community sector and has received commissions to create screen-based work from Screen Australia, The Australia Council for the Arts, and the City of Melbourne.