Also questioning truth and representation in her practice, video and sound artist Tabatha Forbes is best known for her work with the sound collective Relay, and was also the organizer of last years SoundCulture99 festival. For the Physics Room she has created an installation where video is seamlessly inserted into furniture for the viewing audience, drawing them physically into the work itself.
In Pretty Choice Eh? Forbes explores the sheer overload of information we receive from mainstream media, and in particular the difficulties of discerning between truth and fabrication in the information presented to us. Pretty Choice Eh? profiles the stories of a variety of New Zealand men, using the techniques of contemporary documentary to create video loops which are either entirely real, or an elaborate construction, the viewer must decide for themselves...
Reviews, Essays & Articles
Text 1-3 For (C)ouch
Log 10, 2000, p. 38
Text to accompany show by Tabatha Forbes
The boys are back in town
The Press, 2000 May 24, p. 39
The Drivers, Pretty Choice, Eh? and Pedestrian.