LIVE ART & FILM

Mark Aerial Waller: The Flipside of Darkness
Saturday 19 January 2008, 7–11pm, £5/3.50 concs


This event and new video work brings together strands from the epic Greek wartime play Orestia by Aeschylus with ideas derived from a rich diversity of science fiction and cult cinema. The event is a celebratory party for 21st century Ancient Greek guests with a yearning for 8 bit electronic music. Some costumes will be available on the night or guests may wish to improvise: bomber jackets with golden Zardoz masks, Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill! outfits, tunics and trainers are all very welcome. This project forms the first part of Waller's cycle Resistance Domination Secret which continues at various platforms throughout the year.

The film alone will also be screened at the SLG on Sunday 20 January, 12-6pm.

Mark Aerial Waller produces interdisciplinary, cinematic time travelogues that refute any predictable balance between our romance for the ancient past and our fetish for a streamlined future. By jamming multiple time streams and technical formats he stages elliptical, psychological landscapes in which fantasy and documentary become almost interchangeable. Waller's projects include Glow boys (1999), examining the role of the nuclear power plant and surrounding environs as both a non-site and agent of seismic economic and cultural change; and Superpower-Dakar Chapter (2004), where Dakar's African Modernist cityscape and urban development zones are a backdrop to a science fiction scenario.

He compliments his film work with The Wayward Canon. An itinerant site-specific micro-salon for critical engagement and re-representation of cinema, The Wayward Canon adopts the mechanics of a performance or happening.

Recent exhibitions include You Have Not Been Honest, Museo D'Arte Contemporanea Donnaregina, Napoli; Videozone 3, Centre for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv; La Societé des Amis de Judex, Tate Modern, London.

On The White Screen: Eleanor Antin
Wednesday 23 January 2008, 7pm, £3, doors 6.30pm


The first in a series of evenings dedicated to some of the most significant artists working with film and performance. These events profile major historical works including documentation and performance-based film and video. This first event features works by acclaimed American artist, writer and film-maker Eleanor Antin.

Eleanor Antin (born 1935) is one of the most influential performance artists of her generation most recently presenting a major installation at Documenta 2007.
In theatrically set videos she creates fictional characters living adventures which reflect her own life experience. Endorsing various roles becomes a way for her to explore the inner self. This programme presents some of her most intriguing works.

From the Archive of Modern Art, 1987, 18 min
The Nurse and the Hijackers, 1977, 75 min
The King, 1972, 55 min
Caught in the Act, 1973, 36 min


Overload
Kendell Geers, Thomas Hirschhorn, Alexander Kluge, Paul Mccarthy and Mike Kelly, Seth Price and Pipilotti Rist
Tuesday 29, Thursday 31 January 2008, 7pm, £3, doors 6.30pm


The first in a series of screenings profiling artists' film and video, Overload brings together seven international artists whose work engages with political and social issues in contemporary society. Working with video, performance, installation or object displays they interpret political ideas within an aesthetic of ‘excess’. Using references from popular culture or engaging with strategies of appropriation, together they propose a critical discourse suffused with a certain irony on representation and history.

Paul McCarthy and Mike Kelly, Family Tyranny/Cultural Soup, 1987, 15 min
Pipilotti Rist, I am a Victim of This Song, 1995, 5 min
Alexander Kluge, The Eiffel Tower, King Kong and the White Woman, 1988, 25 min
Thomas Hirschhorn, Integrated Videos, 2000, 15 min
Kendell Geers, Exodus, 2006, 3 min 15 sec
Seth Price, Rejected or Unused Clips, Arranged in Order of Importance, 2003, 10 min
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