presented in conjunction with suek-artist
8:30pm 27th March 2010
The BAck doOR @ suek-artist
entry off back lane
658 Plenty Road, Preston
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
catch the 86 tram to stop 52
A programme of artists' moving image from the UK curated by Steven Ball.
This collection of recent works by London-based artists describes the complexity and contingency of contemporary cultural infrastructure and urban life. Charting a course from systems of the micro-subjective, through mediated experience and fabulous storytelling, to an elaboration of the evolution of life and its artificial structures, they mobilise the languages of business, the media, science and philosophy, and experiment with forms of performance through action, transcription, narration and song.
Complex Financial Instruments Claire Hope (2008, 8 mins)
Elephant Riccardo Iacono (2007, 7:30 mins)
Complex Financial Instruments (Part 2) Claire Hope (2008, 8 mins)
Sound Wars Erica Scourti (
2009, 4 mins)
Me/Pig Laure Prouvost (2009, 13 mins)
Life Erica Scourti
(2009, 8:30 mins)
Clock and Bed Rastko Novakovic (2007, 20 mins)
Product Recall Philip Sanderson (2008, 3:12 mins)
in Infrastructure Hilary Koob-Sassen/The Errorists (2009, 30 mins)
Complex Financial Instruments (Part 1)
2008, 8 mins
Complex Financial Instruments raises questions about
power, systems of belief and contemporary subjectivity. Footage
of the progressive conversion of old farm buildings is inter-cut
with images of corporate new builds, archaeological remains, degraded
sites and natural land. On the soundtrack we hear a business meeting
debate about the realisation of a fantasy landmark building project.
The visual material shifts between stills and self-consciously
edited video, which becomes problematically intertwined with an
increasingly absurd conversation.
2007, 7:30 mins
Elephant is a kind of psychogeographical adventure made
by throwing objects in urban space, exploring disorientating gyrations
of eye and camera movement, the complexities of optical, physical
and social engagement, and the sculptural, rhythmic interplay
of sound and light. The video was shot in the market place at
South London's famous Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre and
was produced during an Animate residency at London College of
Complex Financial Instruments (Part 2)
2008, 7 mins (performance documentation)
During the exhibition of Complex Financial Instruments at Way East Project Space, London Part One (above) was screened
in the basement, while the same video footage was shown in the
front room, looped on a monitor alongside an unannounced live
performance. The performance extends the first part of the video
taking the form of an informal post-meeting chat between two male
actors conducted at a conversational level. It was performed in
the space continuously over two hours on 22 and 31 May 2008.
2009, 4 mins
Subtitles for the hard of hearing were transcribed from 12 war
movies and then read by a radio broadcaster in the style of a
news bulletin. Defeating its original purpose, the particular
resonance of the spoken text flattens into generic description.
2009, 13 mins
We are invited into the story of the inhabitant of an underground
lair, an earthy burrow. He tells his fantastic story using conflicting
dialogue, he disturbs the meaning of spoken words, subtitles and
images. Laure Prouvost attempts to create a bond between narrator
and viewer in an imaginative parallel universe that is an energetically
skewed dream of the everyday.
2009, 8:30 mins
Teenage girls were recruited from all over England though beonscreen.com,
which advertises listings for people wanting to appear on TV.
The girls filmed themselves reading out a script written by Scourti
culled from the titles of ‘unscripted’, reality shows
and documentaries. Between them they re-articulate teenage aspiration
and issues from everyday life, through the language of TV.
Clock and Bed
2007, 20 mins
Between Clock and Bed takes Edvard Munch’s 1942
self-portrait as a starting point to weave an audiovisual texture
that spans 28 centuries, moving back and forth between clock and
bed, time and death, history and physical love, technology and
2008, 3:12 mins
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2009, 30 mins
Hilary Koob-Sassen/The Errorists
As an Errorist, Hilary Koob-Sassen makes ambitious scientific
and political proposals. Errorism is committed to the act of proposal-making
and a culture of proposal rather than a state of conviction. As
a Syntactical Elaborationist, Koob-Sassen deploys several media.
He uses drawing and sculpture to make aspects of a proposal public,
modelling the relationships between organic four dimensional phenomenon
such as the evolution of life and the elaboration of the artificial
structures that life builds, venturing deeper into the present
and future formations of human culture in time. These processual
landscapes are traversed by songs and performances developed in
collaboration with fellow Errorist and master cellist Andreas
Köhler. The films approach, inhabit, and burrow directly
through reality as it is organized in the models and sung into
presence by The Errorists.