Australian Video Art Archive

Ross Rudesch Harley



Ross Rudesch Harley is an award-winning artist and writer. His video and sound work has been presented at the Pompidou Centre in Paris, New York MoMA, Ars Electronica in Austria, and at the Sydney Opera House.

He is also well-known for directing the audio/vision for the Cardoso Flea Circus videos and live performances with Colombian-born artist Maria Fernanda Cardoso. Recent work includes Aviopolis (with Gillian Fuller), a multimedia project and book about airports, Black Dog Publications, London; Busface, a photo-media installation with the Ejecutivo Colectivo exhibited at ArtBasel, Miami; and the DVD installation Cloudscope in collaboration with Durbach | Block architects at Elizabeth Bay House, Sydney.

He is a former editor of the journal Art + Text, and has written regular columns on design and popular culture for Rolling Stone and for The Australian national newspaper. He has edited a number of anthologies, including New Media Technologies (1993), Artists in Cyberculture (1993) and Before and after Cinema (1999). Another, entitled Parallel Histories in the Intermedia Age appeared in the summer of 2000.

In 1992 he was the director of the influential International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA). He is currently senior lecturer in the School of Media Film + Theatre at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.