theory of everything documentary - melbourne
1994, by Garry Shepherd
In 1991 Garry was introduced to the highly addictive field of broadcast
television through a Ch 31 test broadcast by students at RMIT. A solo, 4 hr live to air ‘mix and mutate’ broadcast of his video art
began an intense involvement with ‘broadcast art’ and the founding of Channel 31 in Australia.
two years writing the programming policy, which was included in the granting of the fulltime free-to-air, broadcast License.
produced, directed, edited, filmed, 65 half hour programs called TOE- Theory Of Everything which went to air weekly from 1994 and in 1996 he began as Artist In Residence at Optus Television (Cable
TV) researching and developing content for the soon to arrive interactive Digital Television era. The Australian Virtual Orchestra
resulting, with it’s first interactive multi (cable) channel TV broadcast in March 1998.
art works continued through the 1990’s including the design of the ‘Earthcore’ logo and a 1993 commission
from Australian rock band Boom Crash Opera for a sculptured touring stage set which featured on Ch 10’s national mainstream music show Take
40 Australia. His video art had numerous screenings including the National Gallery of Victoria and European festivals.