16 July 2006

New DVD Release

A new compilation grade and limited edition DVD will be released on August 1st of my video art produced between 2005-06. A total of 15 works are featured on the compilation version and 50 works plus bonus material on the x5 disc limited edition version. All featured examples are full length (up to 20 minutes each) in multi-region, 16:9 (widescreen) format. Included in each DVD are signed edition certificates of authenticity.

Prices are listed as:

Compilation edition (x500) $39.95 AUD
Limited edition (1/4) $5000.00; (2/4) $7000.00 (3/4) $9000.00 (4/4) $12000.00

The limited edition version is dual layered and complete with full, never released works specially made for this DVD. Bonus material includes still image gallery and interviews.

Sales can be made through this blog or email shaun.wilson at rmit.edu.au.

15 July 2006

1st International Conference on Film and Memorialisation (1)

Call for Abstracts
Due: August 2nd, 2006
Announcements: August 4th, 2006
Conference dates: October 14th-15th, 2006
Key words: Film, video, moving image, memorial, identity, place and space, architecture, loss, past, cinema,

The 1st International Conference on Film and Memorialisation will be staged at the University of Applied Sciences at Schwabisch Hall, Germany. 300 word abstracts are due August 2nd with notification delivered via email on August 4th. Final papers are due in September with conference proceedings delivered in October. Screenings of short films, experimental film and video art relating to conference themes will also be displayed as an alternative to formal papers.

This conference is in association with the Digital Cinema Research Group based in the School of Creative Media at RMIT University, Melbourne and is open to all thinkers including artists, curators, writers, designers, philosophers, film makers, architects, historians, and poets.

Abstracts should be emailed as word doc to: shaun.wilson@rmit.edu.au. Please type 'abstract_conference_yourname' in the subject title.

All abstracts and papers are double blind refereed.

9 July 2006

New Memory Video to be Produced in Germany

Filmic Memorials iv
Production in October 2006
Schwabisch Hall, Germany

Co-inciding with the forthcoming 1st International Conference on Memory and Memorialisation at the School of Design, University of Applied Sciences at Schwabisch Hall (Germany) I will be filming the forth installment of the ongoing 'Filmic Memorials' video art series. Unlike the previous works that were predominately reconfigurations of vintage 8mm film, the new works will be filmed on HDV and 16mm using a live action performative context.

The first resultant video will be exhibited in the future exhibition Made in Australia curated by Malcom Bywaters and John Derrick at the Academy Gallery, Launceston and the Pratt Institute, New York in 2007 while the second video will be screened at the Tasmanian Design Centre in September 2007.

The third video will be screened at Perth and Christchurch in 2008.

Production stills will be available at this blog in November.

New Video Art Screening in Spain

1st International Festival of Video Art, Valencia
24th October - 5th November, 2006
project presented by Kings ARI, Melbourne

Christopher Koller
Brendan Lee
Brie Trenerry
Shaun Wilson

I will be screening in the 1st International Festival of Video Art, Valencia, Spain along with Brendan Lee, Christopher Koller and Brie Tenerry. The selection from Australia is curated by Brendan Lee and coordinated through Kings ARI in Melbourne. For more information check the festival website closer to the screening dates and also Kings ARI website at:


(from the exhibition blurb)..

"Shaun Wilson's artwork explores the ongoing relationships between film and memory. Much of the current work deconstructs narrative-based family 8mm home movies to then reconfigure this in context to a non-narrative filmic structure. He is interested in how places and people of the past, committed to film, can then be re-staged in the present to thereby change not only what we see in the subject, on film, but also how we connect with the subject and the memories brought forward and mapped into this process. The conceptual nature of Wilson's work is as much to do with the process of capturing and preserving the subject as it is with allowing the viewer to bring with them their own reveries that engages, and from this impact on, the subject."