Tuesday - Saturday
12:00, 14:00, 16:00
Premier rêve d’Oskar Fischinger (Part 1 and Part 2)
Duration: 3:14 minutes
Isabel Cornaro's practice is based on the re-evaluation of simple objects using film, sculpture, painting and drawing. In Film-lampe [Film-lamp] 2010, for example, Cornaro has filmed slowly oscillating lightbulbs while in Floues et colorées [Blurred and coloured] (2010) she depicts nebulous patches of colourful spray paint.Cornaro's film Premier rêve d'Oskar Fischinger (part I + II) is an hommage to the German filmmaker and pioneer of abstract film Oskar Fischinger (1900-1967). Taking objects associated with Fischinger's films, Cornaro looks at the relationship between space, perspective and the constructed image.
Danny RU Okay?!
Duration: 5:15 minutes
Mitchell Squire's practice is founded on an exploration of how material culture becomes a lens through which to view society and history. In DannyRUokay!? (2008) Squire animates a mid-20th century articulated jigger toy called “Dancin-Dan!” to the 1987 Michael Jackson song Smooth Criminal. Filmed in a highly engaging and intimate way, this highly prescient performance condenses history while interrogating issues of race, entertainment and celebrity.
William E Jones
Duration: 30 minutes
William E Jones's film Midcentury (2012), is a compilation of works originally commissioned for the 53rd Venice Biennale, reworked for the 57th Oberhausen Film Festival, then reworked again for the artist's exhibition at White Cube in London. Its form mimics that of a network’s broadcast day, but condensed to just half an hour. Though Midcentury contains no first person narration, it can be considered an autobiography of sorts: the work of a hyperactive child who grew up in an industrial wasteland during the Cold War watching far too much television. The compilation includes Aggressive Child, Coup d’état, Discrepancy, Magenta Rolls, More British Sounds, The National Anthem, No Product, #1-7, Youngstown/Steel Town as well as statements by David Sarnoff, Herbert Read, J. Robert Oppenheimer, James Bryant Conant, Walter Reuther and Harry Pollitt.