Artists & Works: Moving Image Program
Artist statements and information about works selected for the Moving Image Program.
Due to the closure of the Festival Theatre for six months the outdoor media screens are not operational. We will be back with a new exciting Moving Image Program in early 2022.
Venue: Outdoor screens, King William Road
Dates & Times: 24 hours per day, 7 days per week
The evolving Moving Image Program at Adelaide Festival Centre displays large-scale digital artworks at the King William Road entrance to the Festival Theatre. Artworks change each month and submissions are open to artists around the world.
More information, including how to submit a work for consideration, can be found here.
Banner image (installation detail): Henry Wolff, Sibling, 2019, 05:00mins.
Presented by Illuminate Adelaide and ANAT, New Light 2021 showcases experimental and diverse moving image works by contemporary First Nations artists in association with Adelaide Festival Centre's Moving Image program.
Jasmine Miikika Craciun (NSW) - The Healing, 01:00mins
My work is an exploration of my experience in the digital space as an Aboriginal person and represents a visual journey towards personal healing and protection.
Lydon Davis (QLD) - Beeyali, 01:00mins
Beeyali is a Kabi Kabi word meaning ‘to call’. This work visualises the calls of different species on Kabi Kabi Country using cymatics, the science of visualising acoustic energy or sound. Beeyali involves a series of experiments using different environmental materials to reveal cymatics, such as ochre and local flora on the Sunshine Coast.
Ryan Andrew Lee (NSW) - Buried, 01:00mins
Buried is the second phase of contemplative moving image works that examine the imposition of destructive Western Industrialist systems on First Nations Peoples and culture on stolen lands. The work brings to light the complex intertwined First Nations and British Settler history of St. Clair valley.
Image credit: Ryan-Lee, Resurgence, (still) 2021.
Erin Fowler Movement and Camlight Productions (SA) – Paris and Cliff Top Collections, 05:00 mins
In 2019, Chris and Erin decided to produce 2 major collections to support their work FEMME. The first was a cliff top shoot at Port Willunga and the second was a shoot in Paris. Both these collections played to Erin’s strengths as a model and dancer.
Image credit: Erin Fowler Movement and Camlight Productions (SA) – Paris and Cliff Top Collections, 05:00 mins, 2019
(A special program as part of DreamBIG Children’s Festival)
Truro Primary School (SA) - One Minute Sculptures, 01:13 mins
Erwin Wurm is an Austrian artist known for his witty style and curious depictions of daily life. His One Minute Sculptures feature strangers posing with everyday objects in unusual, often illogical ways. The object can be almost anything – a chair, fruit or a school bag.
Truro Primary students in Reception to Year 2 used the idea of one minute sculptures as the basis for their term 1 drama lessons. The resulting photographs capture this wonderful performative process of students posing with day-to-day items in often bizarre yet humorous poses.
Image credit: Anonymous student, Truro Primary School, One Minute Sculptures, video, 2021.
Restless Dance Theatre (SA) - Seeing Through Darkness, 05:00 mins
‘The imperfect form of the human body and the troubled soul of the works of Rouault resonate with how people with disability can feel and be perceived. Some may be confronted while others may see beauty in difference.’
‘There are many facets that create the human experience. Some are vibrant _ashes of joy and achievement while others are the lingering remains of pain and loss. But ultimately, what do we leave behind?’
Image credit: Restless Dance Theatre, 2021.
Michael Kutschbach (SA) - fuliguline, 05:00 mins
fuliguline explores Kutschbach's intuitive response to the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra as a living collection. It is the result of a research-based residency with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra that investigates the interactions between the musicians, their instruments, sound and the theatre space. Wild colour and slow, bubbling movement create images that engulf the viewer in much the same way as the music Kutschbach saw performed.
This iteration of the Collections Project is a collaboration between Guildhouse and Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, delivered in partnership with Adelaide Festival Centre and the City of Adelaide.
Image credit: Michael Kutschbach, fuliguline, video, 2021.
Vanessa White (VIC) - Split Rock, 04:57 mins
Split Rock is a site responsive video artwork engaging in local history, geology and mythology. Through a process of mining historical data and mingling it with speculative fictions, collaborators Gülsen Özer, Vanessa White and Ania Reynolds, render this research into a poetic form.
Image credit: Vanessa White, Split Rock, video, 2021.
Shaun Wilson, Darrin Verhagen, Pearl Wilson (NSW) - Uber Memoria XXII Part I, 5:00 Mins
In May 2020, Australian artist Shaun Wilson’s aunt died from COVID-19 as one of the many who have succumbed from an evil and unrelenting illness. In response, Wilson has constructed a slow cinema feature film located in the long-term video art project The 51 Paintings Suite as the fourth instalment which, since 2006, has positioned models into poses located in German medieval paintings from the Black Plague era to recontextualise and reconfigure new spaces both in terms of a ‘memory’ of the former within frame and invite questions as to the meta-validity of memory versus the post- sustainability of simulacra.
Uber Memoria XXII Part I is a companion work in this series, the first of ten new video works manufactured to represent these ideas while at the same time, bring a dialogue about plague art into our current situation of COVID-19 as a kind of memorial to those who have perished and those who have lived through lockdowns and quarantine on a global scale.
Image credit: Shaun Wilson, Darrin Verhagen, Pearl Wilson, UBER MEMORIA XXII Part I, video, 2021