Amos Gebhardt: Small acts of resistance

Amos Gebhardt’s new multi-channel video series ‘Small acts of resistance’ makes the power of kinship and community visible across three screens in different Australian contexts. The artist’s hyper-visual palette draws upon impressionistic portraiture, iconography, botanical symbolism, dance and song to tell stories of survival and resilience; not just in the human realm, but with plants and animals as well. By sharing these narratives, the artist demonstrates the ability to override oppressive norms, erasure, ecological harm and consider human and plant diaspora – ultimately welcoming expansive notions of being. The installation reimagines what love can look like, and can be enjoyed in person at Samstag Museum of Art, Adelaide, until 28 November 2020.

Amos Gebhardt, Family portrait, 2020, archival inkjet pigment print, 119 x 174cm, edition of 6, from the series ‘Small acts of resistance’. South Australian Film Corporation, SALA Festival and Samstag residency commission. Courtesy the artist and Samstag Museum of Art, South Australia