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Dexter Rosengrave: In the Midnight Hour


An exploration of the changing understandings of life by 26 contemporary artists.

Start Date

Oct 1, 2022

End Date

Oct 15, 2022


Plimsoll Gallery

In the midnight hour

Image credits: In the Midnight Hour, 2022, Video still , Image courtesy of the artist


In the Midnight Hour

Among other things, Dexter Rosengrave is an artist and DJ. In the Midnight Hour is the first time they have dared to merge these practices, expanding their ongoing exploration of club culture, this time actively applying music production techniques to video making including cutting, looping, sampling and mixing images to create a new video work in progress.

Fragmented music video clips and lyrics are interspersed with found footage and imagery from the artist’s previous work to create shifting digital collages, with selected frames being pushed and pulled through the placement of DIY screens.

In the Midnight Hour is a lo-fi evocation of the club and the politics of the dance floor, exploring how we navigate consent, heartbreak, ecstasy and loss in these spaces.

Join Dexter Rosengrave for an hour of power on closing night where they will perform a live high-energy soundtrack to their multi-channel video. Expect a dizzying array of distorted pop song samples, dreamy atmospherics, gabber, and a horny lyric or two.

Opening event
Friday 7 October
3:30 - 7:30 pm

5:00 - 6:00 pm

Plimsoll Gallery
University of Tasmania
37 Hunter St, Hobart

(for catering purposes)

Warning for video work:
Strobe effect
Drug use

Warning for performance:
Strobe lighting
Loud sound

In the Midnight Hour, 2022, Video


This presentation of In the Midnight Hour is part of MOTION SENSOR, a new multi-year creative laboratory series of experimental visual art and performance programs, exploring how artists navigate the complexities of fixed domains.

Each year, we invite artists and creative practitioners to present a current work in development, experimenting across art forms, revealing to us their practices of code-switching and navigating the complexities of containers that simultaneously hold us but also contain us. Through a series of cross-art form investigations, artists in this iteration of MOTION SENSOR interrogates institutional inertias, gender generalisations, cultural cacophonies, and people perceptions.

Artists: Luke John Campbell, Stephanie Jack, and Dexter Rosengrave.

Curators: Jane Barlow and Caine Chennatt


1 October - 15 October 2022
11am – 4pm Tuesdays – Saturdays
Closed Sundays, Mondays and public holidays