Capital presents a trio of Laresa Kosloff’s video works crafted from corporate stock footage, exploring themes of corporate duplicity, neoliberal collapse, and the climate crisis. In an act of what the artist refers to as ‘political ventriloquism’, each work is guided by stylised narration that imbues incisive new meaning into the found footage. In La Perruque (2019), an errant office worker writes a novel while at work, imagining his co-workers to be characters in his fantastical narrative, while in Radical Acts (2020), climate scientists clandestinely distribute a pathogen that renders corporate workers less productive and more susceptible to non-profit motivations. Kosloff’s fables explicitly tell tales of resistance, while implicitly questioning representation in the public realm.

9 September—16 December

Institute of Modern Art

420 Brunswick Street Fortitude Valley QLD 4006