The Screen Cultures research group's creative works.
Melbourne Cinematheque Programme 2014
Michelle Carey, Adrian Danks and Michael Koller. Melbourne Cinematheque Programme 2014. Melbourne Cinematheque/Australian Centre for the Moving Image: Melbourne, 2014.
Young, R., Kocis-Edwards, H., Kocis, A. “Bookends“ (art installation). Melbourne Writers Festival (August 2014).
Citizen Jia Li
In Sky Crompton’s 2011 film Citizen Jia Li, Jia loses both her job and home in the one day. Over three days she will struggle against fears and enemies to find her true identity, supported by Daisy, a half Chinese half Japanese Harajuku girl, who is coming to terms with her own mixed parentage. Pursued meanwhile by Kong Jia's triad ex, who searches Melbourne to force her back, to save face with the triad, and maybe even for love.
57 Tram (2013) is another film by Leo Berkely, this time, an essay film about a tram route in Melbourne which was shot entirely with an iPhone. The film explores the potential of this accessible, everyday technology to create new and more diverse approaches to filmmaking. It is the first of a planned series of short essay films that creatively examine aspects of everyday life through the medium of screen production. It is also designed to investigate the potential of the essay film to integrate creative and academic practices, as a form of personal documentary that incorporates critical reflection and an engagement with public experience.
Film Critics (2013) is an essay film investigating the relationship between film makers and film critics in the Australian film industry. It was made for Andrea Rassell’s Masters of Arts by research degree.
How To Change The World
Leo Berkely’s 2008 film How To Change The World is a playful tapestry of stories woven around a decaying neighbourhood pub called The Junction Hotel. At the heart of the film is Max, the pub’s ageing owner, and his struggle to keep the Junction open for the sake of his loyal but diminishing band of regular customers.
Lines of Flight
Martin Wood’s 2011 documentary film, Lines of Flight uses free solo rock climbing in the Pennine region of northern England, to give access to a range of ’intensely lived experiences’ that can offer a route out of the social, economic and cultural conditions that often subjugate modern society and back to life in its free and wild state. The documentary becomes a presentational line of flight in itself, as it looks to find the conditions for a novel experience in the making, under which a new filmic affect is produced in the here and the now.
Patrick Kelly’s 2013 interactive documentary North (2013) utilises Instagram Video and the database film creation platform Korsakow to examine my experience of Melbourne. In doing so, the film engages with concepts surrounding the areas of aura, autoethnography, interactivity, remixability and Slow Media. The film traces Patrick’s experiences and memories of Melbourne, as a visitor, new resident and more established inhabitant, thereby providing a glimpse of his passion (or lack thereof, at times) for various parts of the city.
A Series of Small Wire Objects (many of them uninteresting)
Object 1 takes a useless spatial object and turns it into an interesting temporal one. Framed by sound and light the nondescript figure shadowcasts an intriguing, unfolding ground. As a delicate visual are work, sculpture focuses our attention on the subjtle shifts in shadow whilst audiovisual interactions intimitaely manipulate our perceptions of mood, time and space.
Uber Memoria XIX: Part 1 by Stuart Macfarlane and Darrin Verhagen
House and Home, curated by Malcom Bywaters, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, (11 April - 3 May), Melbourne Academy Gallery, Launceston (8-31 October), NAB2014 National Association of Broadcasters, Sony Pavillion, Las Vegas Convention Centre, Las Vegas, USA, International Festival of the Image, Fundadores, Columbia (5-9 May), 'Make Believe its Nothing', curated by Brie Trenerry & Kieran Boland, MARS Gallery, Melbourne (12 Feb - 9 March), 'Sustainable Empires', curated by Luca Curci, Palazzo Albrizzi, Venice, Italy (6-13 June), Beacons Art and Music Festival, Skiption, UK (7-8 August), Electronic Language International Festival, San Paulo, Brazil (25 August - 5 October).
Uber Memoria XIX: Part 2 a film by Dr Shaun Wilson
'Sustainable Empires', curated by Luca Curci, Palazzo Albrizzi, Venice, Italy (6-13 June), 'Pixels of Identity', curated by Luca Curci, Galleria De Arte Laura Haber, Buenos Aries, Argentina (17-28 May) & Mixer Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey (July 1-10), Novella Showcase TV, Comcast Channel 16, Michigan, USA.
The 51 PAINTINGS SUITE a film by Dr Shaun Wilson
This three-channel, single-audio installation work is part of practice-based doctoral research. It takes geographies, landscapes and transitive states form a large part of the conceptualisation of this work: geographies of the body, landscapes of sound and image, environment, place. The subject of the research is the relationship between body and landscape, their co-constitution and co-implication. This work was made in an intercultural space where the seeable and sayable become obscured by experiences of displacement and dislocation. This crisis with image and language must turn toward a haptic seeing.