Tag: Media art

The Ghosts of Nothing / In Memory of Johnny B. Goode

Sean Lowry

and Ilmar Taimre

By Matthew Crookes — 15 August, 2018

The Ghosts of Nothing / In Memory of Johnny B. Goode is the culmination of a four-year collaborative project featuring the eponymous (and fictive) rock group comprising Sean Lowry and Ilmar Taimre. A visually rich, multi-layered presentation, it initially existed as a ‘rock opera of expanded cover versions’. At The Lock-Up Gallery in Newcastle, the…

Apartment Monologue

HEDDA SCHATTANIK and

ROMAN SZCZESNY

By Cherine Fahd — 29 June, 2018

In the front matter of a yellowing paperback copy of Roland Barthes’ A Lover’s Discourse (1990) I have inscribed the date—23 July 2000. Looking at it now, I can recall this time eighteen years ago, reading Barthes’ work during a long period of romantic solitude. I hadn’t been in a relationship for at least six…

Clanger

Baden Pailthorpe

By Lauren Carroll Harris — 8 June, 2018

Football becomes an algorithm in Baden Pailthorpe’s new solo exhibition at UTS Gallery. Or rather, a football algorithm feeds moving image art. Data artists translate gluts of information into aesthetic forms—here, Pailthorpe aestheticises an AFL game, tracking the movements of the players in the 2017 AFL Round 23 Swans v Carlton game, before visualising this…

Terror Nullius

Soda_Jerk

By Lauren Carroll Harris — 25 May, 2018

Soda_Jerk are bomb-throwers. For more than fifteen years, the Australian, New-York-based collaborative unit have made an art practice out of cutting, collaging and appropriating—watching for the blind spots in the official narratives of culture, politics and history, fascinated less by what’s present than what’s omitted. Now, in their 55-minute video work, Terror Nullius (2018), they…

Heroes

Köken Ergun

By Lauren Carroll Harris — 4 May, 2018

A sweaty young Kiwi woman in sneakers and leggings is perched on a mountain over Anzac Cove, tracing the same steps as 12,000 other Australian and New Zealand pilgrims every year. Her great-uncle died at age 19 on the Western Front, and she has travelled here to remember his generation. But in a moment of…

Poetry of Michelangelo

Geng Xue

By Naomi Riddle — 20 April, 2018

‘Dear to me is sleep, dearer still being made of stone.’ Michelangelo Buonarroti, Buonarroti’s Reply (1545-46)   I kept thinking of two of Jenny Holzer’s most well-known phrases whilst watching Geng Xue’s video work Poetry of Michelangelo (2015), now showing at Artspace as part of the Sydney Biennale: the first, ‘it is in your self-interest…

Accident & Process

Derek Kreckler

By Sam Dickson — 29 March, 2018

Coming in from the blistering heat, you find yourself beholding an Arcadian vision on the gallery walls. ‘Antidote’ (2005) is comprised of seven looping videos of a waterfall, and there’s comfort to be found in the playback of soft splashing and the air-con’s regulating flow. But looking across the video channels, a textural disharmony is revealed….