From A to B - the Journeys and Reflections
of a Decade Past
presented in conjunction with suek-artist
8pm 29th May 2010
The BAck doOR @ suek-artist
entry off back lane
658 Plenty Road, Preston
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
catch the 86 tram to stop 52
suek-artist and cogcollective presents
A programme of experimental screen work that encompasses the last decade of sue.k.'s international practice.
bild A pos, bild B pos, bild A neg, bild B neg 12 mins, digital video, 2009 (Aus)
slivers for Ghee off 4 mins, digital video, work in progress (Aus)
dance [underscore] jigsaw 3 mins, digital video, 2008 (Aus)
karenintheround014 5 mins, digital video, 2002 (Aus/UK)
1/500 OP+9blackfriars 15 mins, digital video, 2007-2008 (UK/Aus)
12 21 mins, digital video, 2009 (Aus)
daz07/02/012038 5 mins, digital video shot on analogue SVHS, 2001 (Aus)
liverpool223355 28 mins, digital video, 2006-2007 (UK)
Showing will be a selection of works by sue.k. that traces her practice of creating experimental film/video from an early stage of its introduction. At the time of discovering experimental film and video sue.k. had been practicing as an artist and had had a number of solo exhibitions and participated in countless group exhibitions. Trained initially as a sculptor her practice at that time in the late nineties had included not only the traditional mediums of sculpture, drawing, and painting but also performance in the form of contact improvisation dance, percussion, and singing. The discovery of moving image as a form of artistic expression, particularly in the experimental genre, brought all of these areas of discipline together. It is from those initial beginnings of visual and performance art that sue.k. draws from in the making of her experimental screen work.
Doors open 8pm
Entry by donation.
bild A pos, bild B pos, bild A neg, bild B neg
12 mins, digital video, 2009 (Aus)
A sphere. A sphere that sits central to the frame of the screen. A sphere that travels at unfathomable speed in distant skies yet remains almost still to the human eye. And here in the limits of photography, a sphere that sits central in all 1,092 frames of the short source footage. To create movement and texture within the frame, which will allow a moment of interest to settle fleetingly on the remnants of making entailed for each of the 1,092, required dedication to each individual frame that will flicker before the eye.
slivers for Ghee off
4 mins, digital video, work in progress (Aus)
'Lying here in bed watching slivers of light dance and prance as they roll across the wall.' The evocative nature of reflected light that can be found upon the wall of sue.k.'s private living space and the wish to share it with someone special is the initiative for this work. Not a love poem but a heart poem.
dance [underscore] jigsaw
3 mins, digital video, 2008 (Aus)
Old ground is revisited by working with an old collaborative partner, Jonathan Sinatra, to make dance[underscore]jigsaw. The movement, devised/choreographed and performed by Sinatra, becomes fragmented by the process of capturing moving image with a still-shot camera.
5 mins, digital video, 2002 (Aus/UK)
A fascination with round-faced buildings and the spatial division created by their architecture was the inspiration for karenintheround014. Commonly found in London, a visit to the city in the autumn of 2001 provided the ideal location for the shooting of the work. The human figure is used as a tool to define the boundaries of the frame and to provide a path of direction through geographical space.
15 mins, digital video, 2007-2008 (UK/Aus)
Just as the earlier work of liverpool223355 and steps---89 does, 1/500OP+9blackfriars reflects the grime and decay of an overpopulated city.Shot on the platform at Blackfriar's Bridge tube station, the camera records at 1/500 shutter speed the departure and arrival of two trains.
21 mins, digital video, 2009 (Aus)
Have you ever sat amazed at the subtleties of light play upon the wall created by the streaming sunrays that filter through the crack in the curtains? It's the seduction of such a thing that 2112 attempts to capture by bringing into play juxtapositions between the mechanisms of the camera optics and the shifting light, and its subtle variations as the sun moves across the sky.
5 mins, digital video shot on analogue SVHS, 2001 (Aus)
The watershed work that was to set the scene of practice for the following decade. Intent on collapsing the illusion of screen space, causing it to collide at a point that unveiled its elements of construct, a single frame editing system that incorporated different events of time was developed. The work includes a clockwise pan, an anti-clockwise pan and a still camera recording of the same landscape location.
28 mins, digital video, 2006-2007 (UK)
Shot at the height of Summer in 2002, liverpool223355 captures the brilliance of light on an almost deserted nighttime platform at Liverpool Street Station, London.