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June 2013 Video Space

Practice Theory

Practice Theory

Replica

Replica

The meaning of Austerity

The meaning of Austerity

Infinite Doors

Infinite Doors

Practice Theory
Replica
The meaning of Austerity
Infinite Doors

Practice Theory

Now Showing: Austerity Measures

Curated by Joao Laia and Andrey Shental

 

The films presented in this programme criticize the pristine visuality of mainstream culture in a tongue-in-cheek manner. It can be read as a parody of the recessional aesthetics of the new conservative measures as well as a critique of the previous liberal policies that stimulated a high-paced consumerism and that ultimately led to the present state of affairs.

Now Showing: Austerity Measures presents an inventory of poor materials and marginal techniques (e.g. low-res found footage, visual and sonic noise, compression, reformatting, repetition and web camera recordings) used internationally by contemporary artists. These works are examples of new filmic languages and textures that use and reflect contemporary visual imaginary and social contexts becoming an artistic response against the commercialisation and institutionalisation of digital arts and the internet.

 

 

 

Films:

Daniel Lopatin (Oneohtrix Point Never), Replica USA | 2011 
James Corbett, The Meaning of "Austerity" USA | 2010 (extract) 
Ilya Korobkov, Touch my Body RU | 2009 
Takeshi Murata, Infinite Doors USA | 2010 
Daniel Lopatin (Oneohtrix Point Never), Nobody Here USA | 2009 
Jean-Gabriel Périot, #67 FR | 2012 
Jesse McLean, Climbing USA | 2011 (extract) 
James Richards, Misty Suite UK | 2009 
Oliver Laric, Versions UK | 2010
Jean-Gabriel Périot, The Barbarians FR | 2010
Chooc Ly Tan, New Materials in the Reading of the World FR | 2011 
Jean-Luc Godard, Film Socialisme Trailer 4 CH | 2011