Watch Free | Contemporary Art

Watch Free | Contemporary Art

A free selection of Contemporary Art presentations from the Sydney Opera House. Upcoming livestreams and recent events are available to Pre-Order or rent On-Demand in the BROWSE section.

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  • Yu Araki - Bivalvia: Act I | Returning - Chapter 1

    Yu Araki, Bivalvia: Act I (2017), HD video, colour, sound, 20:00. Courtesy the artist and MUJIN-TO Production.

    The desire to understand the origins of ideas, histories and objects runs as a connecting thread through artist Yu Araki’s work. Layered with ornate footage, rich soundscapes and refere...

  • Yu Araki - Bivalvia: Act II (L) | Returning - Chapter 1

    Yu Araki, Bivalvia: Act II (L) (2021), HD video, colour, sound, 21:04. Commissioned by The Sydney Opera House for Returning with support from the Arts Commission Yokohama (ACY) and The Japan Foundation, Sydney and The Japan Foundation, Japan.

    Continuing Araki’s interest in bivalves, the scientif...

  • Yu Araki - Behind The Scenes | Returning - Chapter 1

    Watch artist Yu Araki in conversation with dramaturg and vocalist Katherine Allen on the making of Yu Araki’s Bivalvia: Act 2 (L) and participating in the Returning project.

  • Caroline Garcia - Choose your Fighter | Returning - Chapter 1

    Caroline Garcia, Choose your Fighter (2020), HD video, colour, sound, 3:24. Courtesy the artist.

    Caroline Garcia’s Choose your Fighter, is a moving image work in which Garcia recasts herself as a (Head)hunter. Armed with an Indigenous Filipino blowgun known as a sumpit, Garcia moves throughout t...

  • Caroline Garcia - Force of a .22 Calibre Bullet | Returning - Chapter 1

    Caroline Garcia, Force of a .22 Calibre Bullet (2021), digital video, colour, sound, 7:55. Commissioned by The Sydney Opera House for Returning with support from The Japan Foundation, Sydney.

    Filmed on a body camera, typically used by the police force, Caroline Garcia’s Force of a .22 Calibre ...

  • Caroline Garcia - Behind The Scenes | Returning - Chapter 1

    Watch artist Caroline Garcia on the making of Force of a .22 Calibre Bullet and participating in the Returning project.

  • Cherine Fahd - Play Proximus | Returning - Chapter 1

    Cherine Fahd, Play Proximus (2021), HD video, 10:37. Courtesy the artist. Commissioned by the Sydney Opera House for Art Assembly, with support from our Corporate Partners and Donors as part of New Work Now, project donors and the ARROW Collective.

    An articulation of touch and intimacy, artist C...

  • Cherine Fahd - Behind The Scenes | Returning - Chapter 1

    Watch artist Cherine Fahd in conversation with videographer Sophie Georgiou on the making of Play Proximus /em> and participating in the Returning project.

  • Koki Tanaka - Reflective Notes (Reconfiguration) | Returning - Chapter 1

    Koki Tanaka, Reflective Notes (Reconfiguration) (2021), HD video, colour and sound, 06:32. Commissioned by The Sydney Opera House for Returning with support from The Japan Foundation, Sydney.

    Koki Tanaka’s video essay, Reflective Notes (Reconfiguration) explores the impact from COVID-19 and se...

  • Koki Tanaka, Provisional Studies: Workshop #7 (Day 2) | Returning - Chapter 1

    Koki Tanaka, Provisional Studies: Workshop #7 How to live together, and sharing the unknown (day 2) (2017), action, workshop and video documentation, 32:30. Commissioned for Skulptur Projekte Münster 2017 by curators Kasper König, Marianne Wagner and Britta Peters with production cooperation from...

  • Koki Tanaka, Provisional Studies: Workshop #7 (Day 9) | Returning - Chapter 1

    Koki Tanaka, Provisional Studies: Workshop #7 How to live together, and sharing the unknown (day 9) (2017), action, workshop and video documentation, 46:43. Commissioned for Skulptur Projekte Münster 2017 by curators Kasper König, Marianne Wagner and Britta Peters with production cooperation from...

  • Koki Tanaka - Behind The Scenes | Returning - Chapter 1

    Watch artist Koki Tanaka on the making of Reflective Notes (Reconfiguration) and participating in the Returning project.