Vine was a beautiful platform to share six-second looping videos. The site shut down in 2016 as it was surpassed in functionality and was bought out by Twitter. This is an archive of my Vine videos and photos, in backwards chronological order. From mid-2013 to late 2016, I used Vine as another medium for creating visual sociology, especially documenting my visits to art galleries, museums, multicultural festivals and educational events. The app only allowed a minimum of around 100 characters, making it a truly visual medium.
Most of these short videos chronicle my life in Canberra, Australia’s capital city. There are snippets of my time in London, where I did a secondment in 2015, and some memories from my home city of Melbourne. Some things you can expect:
- The ancient Indonesian art of shadow puppetry by Jumaadi
- Conservation art by Anglo-Australian artist Fiona Hall
- American Dream by Anglo-Australian artist Brett Whiteley
- Spiders and the sociology of technology at Questacon, Australia’s national science museum
- The resplendent exhibition, ‘Celestial Empire, Life in China (1644-1911),’ at the National Library of Australia
- The famous Skyspace by White American artist James Turrell
- Artworks and installations by Gabriella & Silvana, Andy Warhol, Ai Weiwei, David Shrigley, and more
- Technology meets art at the Tate Modern
- Kite flying at the National Arboretum
- The long-standing (but now sadly decommissioned) psychology exhibition at Scienceworks
- Columbian and West African music and dancing in Victoria
- Luscious food at the Hispanic Latin American Festival (Johnston Street Festival), Melbourne
- The famous metal cows at Heide Museum
- Iconic street art in Melbourne’s laneways
- The Western suburbs of Melbourne where I grew up and my mum’s beloved cat, Michi, who healed me when I was in a tough place (RIP, beautiful one).
Swiping across or clicking on the videos will bring up the text post for context. Enjoy!