Instant Replay is a three-channel video work that focuses on the scoreboard of Waverley Park, a VFL (Victorian Football League) venue located in Melbourne’s south-east. Instant Replay interrogates the ‘instant replay’ technique to re-examine the history of the scoreboard and the uses of these features in sport. Originally installed in 1982, the scoreboard is now forgotten by the public after the oval became defunct in 2002. It was the first video scoreboard to feature in any Australian sport and redefined game-day experience with multiple camera angles, score calculations, and replays of key moments of action.
The Waverley Park site has been turned, piece-by-piece, into a variety of public and private spaces (housing estates, offices etc.) since its decommissioning as a VFL football ground. It is still used by locals as a recreational space.
This work attempts to reconstitute the Waverley Park scoreboard through the splicing and assemblage of archival footage with a documented re-staging at the site while featuring the inclusion of a new sculptural work by Dauti.