14 March – 26 April 2014
Opening 13 March, 6-8pm
Ground Floor, 30 Guildford Lane, Melbourne
14 March – 26 April 2014
Opening 13 March, 6-8pm
Ground Floor, 30 Guildford Lane, Melbourne
An invitation arrived to respond to Yoko Ono’s instructional film scripts. The suggestion of a film. Film as it exists in a proposition, an invitation, a request to think. ‘Visualise peace’ Yoko says. Visualise film. #summerofyoko
Q. Which Yoko piece(s) are you responding to and how?
A. I am taking Yoko Ono’s current day Twitter feed as an unrequited instruction set. I follow Yoko Ono and Yoko Ono follows me.
Q. If we imagine a spectrum in which predetermined structures, scores, instructions sit at one end and spontaneity, intuition, improvisation at the other – where does your work sit in that spectrum? Or is that spectrum faulty to begin with?
A. I have a structure within the walls of the MCA. The technology of the image projection. The design of the seats. We have voice, light, human will. I feel energised by unbridled human energy in tightly controlled environments.
Postscript. I don’t believe in freedom in art. It can only be given by imposing a structure or rule set upon it. There is no freedom. There is no restraint.
‘I follow Yoko and Yoko follows me’
Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney
6 February 2014, 6:00-9:00pm
I am a monk. I am a tourist. Within the street I see the stage for every human conflict and negotiation. Specifically for this video I was interested in contrasting the buddhist principles of mindfullness, meditation, removing yourself from time to the act of photography, grasping for permanence, embalming a moment. The last shot of my 2012 film Jack is a solitary figure passed out in a half-finished Buddhist temple in Footscray, Australia. This film is an oblique sequel.
There’s Emile, part Edward Scissor Hands/part Wu Tang Clan, ably filling the frame with studied awkwardness; not just in a video, On Television. The cognitive dissonance of seeing this for the first time was astonishing: it wasn’t just any TV – it was ultimate prime time chew-cud: The Price is Right. There he is cracking wise with plastic fantastic Larry, playing the game, not giving away the joke, carefully treading the line between performance and reality. A line that, in the wake of the 90s talk show phenomenon, and before reality TVs total dominion, had suddenly become very blurred. It was prescient – a death knell to hackish old analogue, sent from the past to the future, sincere, hysterical and knowing.
Full article available at http://televisionsproject.org/larryemdur/.
Watch Larry Emdur’s Suit at https://vimeo.com/24577604
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Melbourne Now celebrates the latest art, architecture, design, performance and cultural practice to reflect the complex creative landscape of Melbourne.
This ambitious and far-reaching exhibition across The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia and NGV International presents the various ways in which visual artists and creative practitioners profoundly contribute to the society in which we live, and to Melbourne as a city with a unique and dynamic cultural identity.
Amsterdam Art Weekend at IDFA
30 Nov 2PM-4PM, Cinema Tuchinski Amsterdam
This screening will be a 2K DCP version in surround sound.
Melanie Bonajo – ‘Pee on Presidents’, courtesy the artist
Muzi Quawson – ‘Doll Parts’, courtesy Annet Gelink Gallery
Ursula Mayer – ‘Gonda’, courtesy Juliette Jongma, Amsterdam
Emile Zile – ‘Jack’, courtesy the artist
IDFA and the Amsterdam Art Weekend collaborate during the programme Paradocs, the festival’s line-up devoted to video art. Films submitted by galleries participating in this year’s Amsterdam Art Weekend, De Rijksakademie and De Ateliers, will be screened at the Tuschinski cinema.
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‘As part of our critical forum, Video Art in the Internet Era, we asked a series of artists, curators and video brains to send us “video letters” responding to the provocation of our critical forum: how can video artists orient themselves towards or against the complex backdrop of networked technology, smart phones and prosumers of our current world?
Riffing on the YouTube genre of “unboxing”, Emile Zile performed a “boxing” of some usurped analogue technology, the detritus of many a media artists studio.’
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Photo credit: Roy Taylor
UNCO – Australian Video
Curated by Ian Haig
‘Five Production Company Logos in 3D’
August 31st – October 12th, 2013
Opening reception: Saturday August 31st, 6 – 9pm
Torrance Art Museum
3320 Civic Center Drive
Torrance, CA 90503
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Curated by Tom Milnes, Marcus Orlandi and Yana Naidenov
Preview: Friday 16th August, 6 – 9pm
17th – 18th August 2013, 12 – 6pm
110-116 Kingsgate Road
London NW6 2JG
’8bit’ sees a host of artists create live works in the gallery space, satirical and humorous performances from international artists 6 – 9pm. An exhibition of works, including video documentation of the performances and sculptural responses, will be open on 17th and 18th August, 12 -6pm.
Aaron Head (UK), Emile Zile (AUS/NL), Daniella Valz Gen (Peru), Louise Ashcroft (UK), Samantha Thole (NL), Petr Davydtchenko (S) Tom Milnes (UK), Marcus Orlandi (UK).
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Friday, June 28 2013
ARTBAR by Tully Arnot
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4K RED video, 12 minutes
Director of Photography Mikael Brain
Composer and Sound Designer Philip Brophy
ICA London, Sunday 19 January 2013
Curated by Elsa Coustou, Lucia Garavaglia
and Alana Kushnir in collaboration with the ICA
Supported by MFA Curating, Goldsmiths College, University of London
Full details and bookings at http://www.ica.org.uk/35422/Film/Artists-Film-Club-Walking-Sideways.html
In response to the exhibition Fourth Plinth: Contemporary Monument, this Artists’ Film Club presents a selection of moving image works which delve into the social dimensions of architectural monuments. These monuments and their surrounding environments are more than a physical space; they generate individual and collective memories. The works reference the longevity of some built structures and the impermanence of others, exploring how histories are inextricably bound to geography and the synthesis of time.
The screening will feature works by Ludovica Carbotta, Shaun Gladwell, Leopold Kessler, Benjamin Orlow, Deborah Ligorio, David Maljkovic and Emile Zile.
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December 1-2, 2012
1018 GW Amsterdam
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Group show curated by Jean Bernard Koeman
Opens Friday 19 October at W139 Amsterdam
Featuring Stian Adlandsvik, Frank Ammerlaan, Saar Amptmeijer, Leyla Aydoslu, Sara Bjarland, Sven Boel, Kees Boevé, Antonia Breme, Crystal Z Campbell, Melanie Ebenhoch, Johan Henning, Roderick Hietbrink, Jan Hopf, Jeroen van der Hulst, Saskia Noor van Imhoff, Asger Behncke Jacobson, Katrin Kamrau, Daniel vom Keller, Bram Kinsbergen, Joris Kritis, Linda Lenssen, Mahal de Man, Tim Mathijsen, Sofia Montenegro, Xue Mu, Suat Öğüt, Marc Oosting, Olivia Alders Plessers, Thomas Raat, Daniel Rödiger, Fabian Schröder, Rosa Sijben, Kema Spencer, Edward Clydesdale Thomson, Britt Vangenechten, Kasper de Vos, Amanda Wasielewski, Jonas Wijtenburg, Emile Zile, Felicia von Zweigbergk.
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Performance for the last event at NIMk/Montevideo.
Archive, Artist, Audience, Voice, Trust.
October 19, 20.00 Keizersgracht 264 Amsterdam
with JODI, Mark Bain, Justin Bennett, Germaine Kruip, Pawel Kruk, Rosa Menkman, Leonard van Munster.
Media Art is dead. Long live Media Art.
October 4, 17.00 – 19.00
Royal Academy of Art, Den Haag
Performance: Emile Zile
OMG_sisyphus and *best*RapidEssayNSFW!! by Amsterdam-based Australian artist, resident of the Rijksakademie. Live video essays with online and prepared video sources from YouTube, 24hour news streams, scientific trials, viral marketing blips, social software and monologues by .com-era cult leaders to weave an audiovisual portrait of contemporary culture and its acceleration of signs. With tutorials, self-portraiture, factory presets, the ecstasy of viewing and the sadness of YouTube.
Lecture Almila Akdag (UVA)
A theoretical view on the nature of (high/low) art and the art market, and its relation to online art communities. Almila Akdag, from the University of Amsterdam, has received a Veni awardfrom NWO to conduct her own research for 3 years. The project is a combination of the application of various scientific methodologies (mostly social network analysis and analysis of image archives). In this lecture she will talk about DeviantArt, an online community of artists and art appreciators, that plays a nowadays role of the Salon des Refuses. She will show the history of this initiative and highlight its social and organizational structure as well as its impact on the art education for the next generation of artists.
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