Studio studies

Studio Studies is part of a program of contemporary Australian and international video art presented in five chapters.

Screening Program

Daniel von Sturmer, The Cinema Complex (Sequence 4), 2010, single-channel High Definition digital video, 16:9, colour, sound, 3 min 17 sec

The Cinema Complex involves a familiar cast of objects that are often close at hand in the studio. In many of von Sturmer’s works, the most modest of materials contradict our understanding of physics and challenge our perception of moving image as ‘documentary’.

Daniel Crooks, Self Portrait (every envelope since 1994), 2007 (ongoing), High Definition digital video converted to SD MPG, 16:9, silent, 2 minutes 11 seconds, looped

Self Portrait (every envelope since 1994) is an ongoing cumulative work. This video is the first version, produced in 2007, using approximately 1650 envelopes. Future versions will be produced with subsequent envelopes added.

Gabriella Mangano & Silvana Mangano, Performance Compositions for Sculpture (8), 2014, single-channel High Definition digital video, 16:9, colour, silent, 7 min 24 sec

Installed in near-darkness, and shot against a black background, these vignettes of action are very still, the objects and their sensible qualities being the focus of each performance. The decisive cuts of the video are constant reminders of the material of the digital medium, and a prompt for the acknowledgement of the passing of time and the re-play of memory.

Daniel von Sturmer, The Cinema Complex (Sequence 6), 2010, single-channel High Definition digital video, 16:9, colour, silent, 1 minute 10 seconds

The Cinema Complex involves a familiar cast of objects that are often close at hand in the studio. In many of von Sturmer’s works, the most modest of materials contradict our understanding of physics and challenge our perception of moving image as ‘documentary’.

Shaun Gladwell, Studio Study with Lindy Nsingo, 2013, 2 minutes 30 seconds

Gladwell and Lindy Nsingo engage in an artistic conversation within the artist’s studio in downtown London. Through their respective performance languages, Gladwell with flatland skateboarding and Nsingo with dance, they each respond to the confined architecture, the music they’re listening to, and the limitation of time, all of which functions as a frame for this focused study of space and movement.

Mike Parr, Pushing a Camera Over a Hill, 1971, single-channel video, Standard Definition, 4:3, black and white, sound, 7 minutes 25 seconds

This early performance work was recorded at Moore Park, NSW, Australia. Parr’s works strive to get away from symbolism, and back to the presentation of facts. The title of this work outlines a situation. “I view my performance works as units of experience.” The view from the camera is literally a documentation of the lived experience. Pushing a camera is an instruction piece. Occurring in an era prior to reality TV, the endurance mechanisms of Parr’s performance are a prescient kind of behaviour modification.

Co-curated by Kelli Alred and Anna Schwartz Gallery.

Presented in partnership with Anna Schwartz Gallery.

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Date

Tue 3 Sep
4–5pm

Venue

Accessibility

The venue requires stair access

Entry

Free

Biographies

Daniel Crooks

Daniel Crooks works predominantly in video, photography and sculpture. He is best known for his digital video and photographic works that capture and alter time and motion. Crooks manipulates digital imagery and footage as though it were a physical material. He breaks time down, frame by frame. The resulting works expand our sense of temporality by manipulating digital ‘time slices’ that are normally imperceptible to the human eye.

Shaun Gladwell

Shaun Gladwell’s practice engages personal experience and a wider speculation of art history to examine the dynamics of contemporary culture. Gladwell transposes forms of urban expression such as skateboarding, graffiti, BMX bicycle riding, break-dancing and extreme sports into the multiple mediums of his practice. These performances, videos, paintings, photographs, sculptures and virtual reality works make discursive investigations into forms of creativity and notions of freedom.

Gabriella Mangano and Silvana Mangano

Gabriella Mangano and Silvana Mangano have largely worked collaboratively throughout their artistic careers. This is a central focus of their work, with their similar selves featuring as a starting point for ideas and actions. Their performances and videos explore the relationship between the body and its ability to form a connection with objects, time and space. This is communicated in the artists’ work through subtle gestures, physical intimacy and interactions with immediate environments.

Mike Parr

Interrogating formal and cultural orthodoxies, the vast and uncompromising practice of Mike Parr assumes multiple forms through a conflation of drawing, printmaking, sculpture and performance. Exploring the limits of his physical and mental capacity, Parr’s highly influential performance practice employs his own body as a means to examine identity and political conventions of the twentieth century. His decade-long ‘Self Portrait Project’ also draws upon his own subjectivity, unfolding as a cathartic reflection on selfhood and the proliferation of perspective.

Daniel von Sturmer

Daniel von Sturmer’s practice involves a range of media and approaches including video, photography and installation. His works orchestrate a field of relations between people and things, light and space, video and time, where the encounter between audience and artwork reveals a dialectical interplay of viewer and viewed. His approach is experimental, playfully testing expectations of quotidian occurrences and ordinary experience.

Image

Daniel von Sturmer, The Cinema Complex (Sequence 4), 2010, single-channel High Definition digital video, 16:9, colour, sound, 3 min 17 sec © Daniel von Sturmer. Courtesy the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery.

This event has now finished

Date

Tue 3 Sep
4–5pm

Venue

Anna Schwartz Gallery
185 Flinders Lane
Melbourne VIC 3000

Accessibility

The venue requires stair access

Entry

Free