Encompassing film, sound, performance and archives, and employing various techniques of image production, Alasdair Asmussen Doyle’s practice examines the theory of image making and the manner that place and belonging has and continues to be projected in contemporary culture.
In his most recent undertakings, Doyle has worked with 16mm film, researching and documenting native Australian animals colonies that inhabit places abroad. In engaging with early photochemical technology and cameras like the Bolex-16, the artist relates contemporary forms of image production to earlier experiments of the moving image and considers how early filmic representations of the natural world has framed our understanding of ourselves and our place in the world.
Alasdair Asmussen Doyle is a 2016 Situate artist, winner of the 2015 Tasmanian Portraiture Prize, recipient of Australia Council, Art Tasmania, Tasmanian Regional Arts, Creative Partnerships Australia, Hobart City grants, and has undertaken residencies at La Cite des Arts in Paris and Popp’s Packing in Detroit. Doyle is a currently studying Contemporary Art Practice at the Royal College of Art in London.