I have just finished a re-edit of the 2011 DAAR collective film common assembly for the group show Meeting Points at Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, in Belgium:
Meeting Points is a multidisciplinary contemporary arts festival focusing on the contextualised presentation of art from the Arab World. The 7th edition of Meeting Points is a series of successive exhibitions, taking place from September 2013 to June 2014 in several cities of Europe, Asia and the Arab world: Zagreb, Antwerp, Hong Kong, Moscow, Beirut, Cairo and Vienna.The current sequence of exhibitions takes a step out of the Arab world in terms of the cities where they take place, the list of participating artists and the general stance to refrain from national or regional representation. This gesture is to do with the timing of Meeting Points 7. It has been organised during the often ambiguous aftermath of the popular rebellions that reverberated across the Arab world in 2011, during a period that also saw various social movements across the world sparking public discussion about the existing social and economic order.
The title Ten thousand wiles and a hundred thousand tricks is a quote from the revolutionary philosopher Franz Fanon’s book Wretched of the Earth (1961). His book illuminates the reality of colonial power and violence in a historical and political persepctive and has not lost its relevance half a century later.
I'm currently in residence in Diyarbakir, SE Turkey, with Anadolu Kültür and the British Council in Turkey.
More information and blog on link below:
Lucy Pawlak and The Institute of Immaterialism present: Arriving Without Leaving (Guaranteed Happy Ending)
Researching critical distance in augmented reality, a live videoconference event co-hosted by Fogo Island Arts and Art Metropole, Toronto.
Wednesday March 27, 2013
6:30pm - 9.00pm Toronto // 8.00pm - 10.00pm Fogo
Art Metropole, 1490 Dundas Street West
Fogo Island Arts, The Film House, Highway 334 - Suite 100
Augmented reality has a special kind of darkness, for (as with consciousness itself), how can we see it if we see right through it?
Arriving Without Leaving explores strategies for collectively breaking down and reconstructing the architectures of transmission, the production of space and the scripting of experience. Working with the apparatus, this event combines audiovisual technologies with the concept of transception (transmission and reception) to create a Brechtian Verfremdungseffekt / distancing effect - "Being" at one remove) from the immersive technologies themselves. An arrangement of reflexive critical discussion will swing between immersion and estrangement to produce a "Third Space" beyond the screen.
Friday March 22, 8pm
Left Behind in the Golden Age? Stuffed inside a bee larva pavilion, sterile piles of language culled from the hive mind are going to help us harness your subvocalisation and bombard you with therapeutic radiation.
Long Winter Program || 11.01.2013 The Great Hall || 1087 Queen St. West || Toronto
The Institute of Immaterialism is an experimental publishing project co-edited by Cressida Kocienski and Erik Martinson
I'll be teaching an undergraduate Architecture design lab in the University of Sheffield next week. The Institute of Immaterialism, and experimental publishing platform, was launched with Erik Martinson, and featured a screening and Cyranoids Acting Masterclass from Lucy Pawlak. More things will happen soon. March 2013 I'll be performing as part of FADO's emerging artist series. I'll be curating New Toronto Works next summer, with Francisco-Fernando Granados
‘Points in Line’
Issue 1 on Linear Movement, 2012
Edited by Laura McLardy
Contributions by Vilém Flusser, Laura McLardy, Dora Maurer, Tina Gebler and Pia Bruer,
Julia Müller, Alexandre Achour, Cressida Kocienski, Konstantin Sergiou, Heine Thorhauge Mathiasen, Daniel Fernandez Pascual, Rodrigo Maltez Novaes, Tanaz Modabber, Pedro Wirz.
Graphic design by Santiago da Silva
On Wednesday 11th July I was in an evening dedicated to the format of spam, in the New Soft Room at the Architecture Association in London.
Below are three short fictions using the format of spam, and three characters from The Names by Wayne Daly:
SPAM: Roosevelt E. Akers from Circumstantial Avalanche on Vimeo.
SPAM: Pam and Stan Owens from Circumstantial Avalanche on Vimeo.
SPAM: Wanda Landers from Circumstantial Avalanche on Vimeo.
Programmed by Alexis Mitchell, Sharlene Bamboat & Zoe Heyn-Jones
Saturday, March 31, 8pm @ Tallulah's Cabaret, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander St. $8/ 5 Members + Students
It is an auspicious time for moving images in our city. 2012 has had an air of the monumental thus far; anniversarial milestones for the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto and the Images Festival, for instance, contribute to a heightened sense that it is a propitious moment for image-making communities here in Toronto.
It is with this sentiment, that we have considered the film and video work generated by our local community. Inherent in these ‘New Toronto Works’ are notions of positionality, temporality and a meditation on the spatial properties of the corporeal and the community. Invoking French philosopher Giles Deleuze, we can accept that durational aesthetics are at play in all film and video work. However, the pieces that we highlight here work together to foreground some particularly fascinating and salient spatial and temporal concerns, forcing us to re-think our engagement with the space around us as we move towards the hype created by apocalyptic uncertainty.
La Revue, Coral Aiken & Eve Majzels, 2010, 4:44
Choke, Michelle Latimer & Terril Calder, 2010, 5:31
BA Chamber, Cressida Kocienski, 2010, 6:20
Memory Worked by Mirrors, Stephen Broomer, 2011, 3:00
Jameson Avenue, Mary Porter, 2011, 3:06
Ecoleidoscope, Britt Wray, 2011, 2:14
Manholes (Brian), Wrik Mead, 2011, 3:47
Birth of Alseides, Erin Buelow, 2011, 7:00
Cooling Reactors, soJin Chun & Alexandra Gelis, 2010, 2:00
Left To Eat Cake, Ananya Ohri, 2011, 4:17
to be veiled, Faye Mullen, 2011, 5:00
Plane of Immanence, Jordan Tannahill & Nina Arsenault, 2011, 14:00
Little Fires, Gustavo Cerquera Benjumea, 2011, 1:24
[Untitled], Mark Kasumovic, 2010, 4:00
Lying in Wait, Ambereen Siddiqui, 2011, 3:51
Sponsored by Buddies In Bad Times Theatre, CFMDC & Vtape
FRIDAY 27 JAN 7PM
TO DRAW A PRACTICE
Presentations by antepress (Julia Calver, Patrick Coyle, Cressida Kocienski, Claire Nichols and Tamarin Norwood) and invited guests demonstrating their own individual practices from scratch and from memory.
2) Pair of black tights
6) Black electrical tape
I have spent two months living in Beit Sahour, West Bank, as the filmmaker in residence on the DAAR Common Assembly Project.
Upcoming shows are in CAN Neuchatel, and Nottingham Contemporary, UK.
The air is stifling, sexless, and reeks of the memories of split things. The most insulting are bones.
As the mechanism of the sun moves round to cast hot slivers between the railings on the balcony, it is possible to shed the clasping rasping skin and catch it by lying spreadeagled, Etant Donne, under the eyebeams.