Australian Video Art Archive

Ian Haig



Ian Haig works at the intersection of visual arts and media arts. His work explores the strangeness of everyday reality. His practice focuses on the themes of the human body, devolution, mutation, transformation and psychopathology, as seen through the lens of low cultural forms. Previous works have explored the toxicity of celebrity culture, the science fiction of sexuality, the degenerative and malign aspects of pervasive new technologies, to cultural forms of fanaticism and cults. Over the years the trajectory of Haig's iconoclastic vision has encompassed everything from site-specific installation projects, super 8 movies, interactive sculpture, comics, noise music, to animations, videos, drawings, web projects, to large-scale gallery installations.

His work has been exhibited in galleries and video/media Festivals around the world. Including exhibitions at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne; The Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide; The Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Artec Biennale - Nagoya, Japan; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Art Museum of China, Beijing; and The European Media Arts Festival, Osnabruck, Germany. In addition his animation and video work have screened in over 120 Festivals internationally. In 2003 he received a fellowship from the New Media Arts Board of the Australia Council.