Angelica Mesiti (1976) lives and works in Paris and Sydney. Angelica Mesiti works in video, performance and installation exhibiting in group and solo shows including Les Recontres Internationale Paris and Reina Sofia Madrid (2009) and LOOP08 Video festival Barcelona (2008). Since 2000 Mesiti has been a member of the collaborative group The Kingpins.
The Line of Lode and Death of Charlie Day (2008) meshed together a set of locations, scenarios and mini-narratives in a overall work that doesn’t so much travel along a readily identifiable and singular narrative path as involve a cadenced accumulation and impressionist patterning of imagery through which a temporal momentum is generated. Evolving out of multiple visits to the mining town of Broken Hill in outback Australia, The Line of Lode and Death of Charlie Day interlaces scenarios produced by the artist in response to different aspects of the town’s history and folklore: its outback location that has been a
ubiquitous presence in television, film and advertising representations for a number of decades; its mining history; its Indigenous past and present; its social make-up and the relationships it engenders between people and land.
Soundtrack by Rand & Holland and Sonia Tsai, Angelica Mesiti / Cinematography EVAN PAPAGEORGIOU / Camera assistant MARK COLLINS / Sound designer BRENDAN LLOYD
DLUX MEDIA ARTS, THE COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS, UNIVERSITY OF NSW, BROKEN HILL ART EXCHANGE, PCYC BROKEN HILL, MARIO'S PALACE HOTEL BROKEN HILL, WHITE HOUSE CONVENTION CENTRE BROKEN HILL, BROKEN HILL CITY COUNCIL, CONSOLIDATED PLANTS AND QUARRIES PTY LTD