START UP: Top Arts 2014

Image: Now you see me now you don't Image: Now you see me now you don't

Monica Sestito
Now you see me now you don't

colour DVD, sound
2 min 53 sec
Studio Arts
Sacre Coeur, Glen Iris

This is not a narrative. Figures twist, tumble, appear and disappear; dense forms grow and shrink in fluid scenes that conjure a surreal world. I wanted to explore the idiosyncrasies and contradictions of my indecisive character, with the medium being intrinsic to the meaning of the work: the unpredictability of the animation parallels my uncertain sense of self. Musicians Annie Leung and Anna Xue composed the accompanying music.

My advice to future students...

The creative process can be quite solitary, but try and support your fellow art-making friends as much as possible. There is so much you can learn from each other, and there is nothing more enriching than being in a class where the approach is one of collaboration opposed to competition