Anita’s photographic & media art examines the symbiotic relationship between movement, stasis and the agency of terrestrial representation.
images from the MOVEMENT series embody the sensual nature of the landscape (mother earth).
Within movement we examine stasis; the ‘eye of the storm’, the stillness that is contained by halting
speed accelated. lies within seeing the the perspective and the interrelationship between speed, the image and
My work interrogates the notion of speed, how speed metamorphoses appearances. Movement in a parallel motion across the horizon line creates transformative patterns across the landscape as we look across the fields from a train speeding at around 300km per hour in France. We observe a kinetic landscape and experience the flow of time.
Born in Melbourne, Anita Modok is a Sydney based photo-media artist. Her art practice and research explores the relationship between movement and stasis.
Anita has a Master of Fine Art (photo media/research) from Art + Design at the University of New South Wales, a Master of Art (Administration) from College Of Fine Arts in Sydney and Bachelor of Education in Media Studies at Deakin Universsity (formerly Rusden campus).
She completed research for her dissertation at the International Center for Photography, New York.
With 20 years experience in film, visual arts, media and music industries, her unique photographic perspective is supported by extensive travels globally.
In 2011 she was a finalist in the Olive Cotton Award for photographic portraiture with her portrait of Judy Cassab. In 2007 she won the peoples choice award for her portrait of Tony Bilson for the Sydney Morning Herald, ‘Shoot the Chef’ competition.
She has appeared in selected publications and exhibitions and is currently completing her Master of Fine Art by research at the College of Fine Art, University of New South Wales.
In 2015 she was selected to participate in the International Photography festival, Leiden The Netherlands, and was a finalist in the Head On Photographic Festival and the Chippendale New World Art Prize, Sydney Australia.
In 2014 she co-produced the short film Love on the Airwaves screened at short film festivals in Europe, USA, UK, South America, Asia and the Pacific.