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