Australian Video Art Archive

Peter Callas



Kinema No Yoru (Film Night)

00:02:45 1988

Callas' first almost entirely animated work Kinema No Yoru introduces the motif of the menko playing card as a recurrent symbol.

Night's High Noon: An Anti-Terrain

00:06:12 1988

Created amidst Australia's 1988 bicentenary celebrations, Night's High Noon proposes a very different interpretation of recent Australian history and identity.

Lost in Translation

00:07:36 1999

Lost in Translation takes elements from Brazilian political and religious history and sets them in a stage-like landscape in which it appears they will intercede or collide with each other. This work deals with the events leading up to the 'discovery' and colonisation of Brazil.