Ian Haig’s practice refuses to accept that the low and the base level are devoid of value and cultural meaning. His body-obsessed themes can be seen throughout his large body of work over the last twenty years.
Haig has exhibited in galleries around the world, including exhibitions at The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne; The Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne; The Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide; The Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne; Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Artec Biennale Nagoya, Japan; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Art Museum of China, Beijing; and the Museum Villa Rot, Burgrieden-Rot, Germany.
In addition his video work has been screened in over 120 festivals internationally. In 2003 he received a fellowship from the New Media Arts Board of the Australia Council and in 2013 he curated the video art show Uncoat, at The Torrance Art Museum in Los Angeles.
‘Another Brutally Satisfying Video’
2014. Single channel video, 2:00 minutes.
Another Brutally Satisfying Video' renders the human body as a mass of flesh, bone, gristle, muscle and blood; it is the human body in an unrecognisable, hyper accelerated state. Over pumped, over saturated and over blown - the body taken to its extreme, multiplied and extended. The advances in computer game technologies coincides here with an ever increasingly appetite for the rendering of visceral death scenes and the destruction and breakdown of the human body.