Australian Video Art Archive

Bonita Ely



Sunset Video

00:19:03 1975

The subject of the video is slides of the Hudson River, showing iconic images such as the Statue of Liberty, and New Jersey, the river frontage opposite New York’s Downtown Wall Street District, shrouded in air pollution at sunset.

World Wild Life Documentary: including Blue Heeler Buckley’s Map of Australia

00:34:28 2004, 2006

Narrative strands that allude to the intimacy of family and friends present the human as an animal intent on social interaction, and significantly, a compulsive desire for inter-species communication.

World Wild Life Documentary: Life in a Day

00:34:11 2006

In my videos combining real time and time lapse footage, for example World Wild Life Documentary: Life in a Day, we can see what actually happens throughout a particular day within a framing of a particular natural environment.