Up in the Sky: Tracey Moffatt in New York
Australia | 1999 | 26 minutes | Color | DVD | Order No. 00645
Faye Ginsburg, Director, The Center for Media, Culture, and History, New York University
"Jane Cole's documentary is an ideal teaching resource...because it provides new insights into the work of this challenging artist. 'Up in the Sky' includes revealing and informative interviews with curators, critics, art dealers and Moffatt herself. These interviews are dispersed with behind-the-scenes footage of Moffatt hard at work--both in the studio and schmoozing at gallery openings--and reveal some of Moffatt's political engagements, influences and ambitions."
“...one of the strongest artist portraits captured on film...Cole’s film is delightfully edited and shot, with informative interviews with major American curators and critics...My students loved the film and found it useful for their work. I recommend this superb film as an essential reference in the study of the work of Tracey Moffatt.”
SCREENING HIGHLIGHTS AND AWARDS
- 21st Festival International de Films de Femmes
- Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV (ABCTV)
Born in February 1968, in Sydney, Australia, Jane Cole studied Greek, Roman and English Literature before completing a Masters Degree in Screen Studies and Screen Writing at the University of Sydney and the University of Technology, Sydney, 1999. She worked extensively in the Australian film industry concurrently with her university work and had begun directing when she was 19 years old. She worked as a music video director and as an assistant editor of feature films with Australian directors: Jane Campion, Sweetie, 1989, An Angel At My Table, 1990; Monica Pellizzari's Just Desserts, 1992, and Fistful of Flies, 1996; and later as an editor and cinematographer for Tracey Moffatt's Heaven, 1997.
Jane's debut documentary as producer/director, Up in the Sky: Tracey Moffatt in New York, screened at the 21st Festival International de Films de Femmes, Paris, 1999, on ABCTV, 1999 and continues to find an audience in broadcast TV & cable, universities and airlines around the world. Jane currently lives and works in Sydney. (02/00)