Red Slow 2012 is a video production of collage made from the woodcuts of Margaret Preston. It is not a
digital animation but an unfolding photocopy being burnished with acetone on paper from an original digital
collage, filmed in the printing process and finished with a red filter.
O'Brien's studio practice has emerged out of experimentation with print from digital collage, prints, wall
installation and film, and the marking and making of history, resonance and after-effect. She is investigating
approaches to art and historicizing country, the manifestation of colonial prescriptions and formulations
from a Western collective consciousness and challenges posed by a world of art histories.
Bridget O'Brien is currently undertaking a doctorate at Sydney College of Arts (SCA). She has previously completed Masters
in Visual Arts SCA, 2009, and Bachelor of Visual Art (Honours) from SCA (2007) andBachelor of Visual Arts from Charles
Darwin Univeristy (2002). O'Brien has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in Sydney, Melbourne, Darwin, Perth, Seoul
(South Korea) and Denpasar (Indonesia).