Conversation: Smac McCreanor

hosted by Sophie Prince

Conversation: Smac McCreanor

In her subversive work created as digital video content, Hydraulic Press Girl, 2020, Australian born, US-based artist Smac McCreanor takes inspiration from videos of viewers reacting to the content published by the popular You Tube Hydraulic Press Channel, which captures a myriad of objects being compressed by a hydraulic press. In late-2020 McCreanor began the Hydraulic Press Girl series, showing side-by-side frames of her interpretative movement and the active hydraulic press harmoniously in motion.

Sophie Prince, Curatorial Project Officer, Australian and First Nations Art, speaks with McCreanor about the union of violence and humour, irony and performance represented in her work.

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