David Rosetzky
Composite Acts

Edition of 185
170 x 240mm
140 pages

Essay: Sophie Knezic
Interview: David Rosetzky, Jo Lloyd, Shelley Lasica and Sean Meilak
Design: Alex Ward
Publication Coordinator: Brigid Moriarty

David Rosetzky’s Composite Acts is an interdisciplinary and collaborative project that traverses the fields of video, speech, choreography, performance, set design, and photography. Through the artistic and personal contributions of diverse artists and practitioners, these composite parts are brought together in an intimate exploration of memory, identity, and the relative and fragmentary nature of the self.

This publication draws together critical reflections, visual material, and artist insights to form a catalogue, an archive, a composite picture of this major project.

Each print edition contains an individual and unique cover design.

Artist biography:

David Rosetzky is a Melbourne based artist and educator with an interdisciplinary and collaborative approach to art making. Often working with practitioners from the fields of theatre, dance, and film – he creates videos, installations and photographic works in which identity is intimately observed.

With an extensive exhibition history both in Australia and overseas, he has presented his work in over 30 solo exhibitions and 60 group exhibitions. Rosetzky’s Portrait of Cate Blanchett (2008) commissioned by the Natonal Portrait Gallery, Canberra, was exhibited in The Third ICP Triennial of Photography and Video at the International Centre for Photography in New York. Rosetzky’s recent projects include Being Ourselves (2020) at Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne commissioned as part of Portrait of Monash: the ties that bind, and Composite Acts (2019-21) commissioned by Channels International Biennial of Video Art and part of PHOTO 2021 International Festival of Photography, Melbourne. In 2014 the Centre for Contemporary Photography curated the survey exhibition True Self: David Rosetzky Selected works, which toured to public galleries nationally.

His works are held in numerous collections including the National Gallery of Victoria, the National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of South Australia, Art Gallery of Western Australia, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Australia, and Monash Gallery of Art. David has a PhD in Visual Art from Monash University and currently teaches at Photography Studies College, Melbourne and in the Master of Photography program at RMIT University.

Rosetzky is represented by Sutton Gallery, Melbourne.

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