Screening Artists: Video Art + Digital Media
A list of previous and current screening artists on Adelaide Festival Centre’s media screens.
More information about the Moving Image Program can be found here.
Image Sara Pathirane, A Shipwreck, 2013, 5:36mins, installation detail.
Isabel Darling (Torchlight Media) (NSW) – Corey the Warrior, 03:00 mins
Yuin and Bundjalung man, Corey Stewart, shares his life as an artist living with an acquired disability.
This work is being screened as part of the Wide Angle Film Festival through The Bardic Studio.
Chris Herzfeld (SA) – FEMME, 07:57 mins
Thirteen years after travelling to Paris as a fashion model, Erin Fowler returned to France in September 2019. Erin was there again for work, but this time the project was hers, and the experience was powerful.
Erin, Kyra Herzfeld and photographer Chris Herzfeld of Camlight Productions had been collaborating since 2010. Having developed an attuned and creative approach to creating dance photography, when the opportunity to collaborate came up in Paris it was something they couldn’t ignore.
Erin had been touring her solo theatrical dance work FEMME around the UK and European Fringe Festival circuit, with Chris and Kyra offering touring support along some of the way. During the tour Chris and Kyra planned a trip to visit Erin in Paris for a few days to experiment with a new collection of shots. The team began working towards an aesthetic that combined the best of dance and fashion photography. It drew on the range of movement and shapes of dance coupled with the more traditional modelling poses that gave a sense of drama, poise and style. For Erin, it allowed her to combine her experiences in modelling and dance along with Chris and Kyra’s creativity filtered through the photographic process.
Vanessa White (VIC) – Salt Lake, 06:32 mins
Salt Lake is a mesmerising and haunting cinematic journey into a sublime pearlescent void, following a figure through a seemingly endless, dream-like landscape. Within this lake site, the interplay between performer and camera is choreographed precisely, merging an inner mindscape with an outer landscape to generate liminal insights, evocatively connecting human perception with the natural environment.
Filmed at Lake Tyrrell in the Mallee district of Victoria, the lake is formed by a shallow, salt-crusted depression. Here land and sky appear to merge as the shallow, lake-water reflects an image of the sky. The lake takes its name from the Wergaia word for “sky.” In 2018, performer Peter Fraser and director Vanessa White, spent two weeks filming at Lake Tyrrell and Pink Lakes Murray Sunset National Park. This video is the first in a series of work that they created there.
This video draws on the ethereal and intuitive performance traditions of Butoh and Improvisation, in concert with the images of landscape and the environment, to see how the strangeness and the reformulation of the body in motion can be made to perform and narrate meaning.
Performer: Peter Fraser
Video: Vanessa White
Filmed at Lake Tyrrell, Sea Lake, VIC Australia
James Price (VIC) – Plunge, 02:54 mins
Plunge is an exploration of the Festival Centre's former life as The Adelaide City Baths. The Baths occupied the site from 1861 to 1969. The film celebrates the memories made during that time - a time when the city was developing rapidly and the Baths were a place people would come together, relax and escape the worries of city life
The work was created through a City of Adelaide Public Art Grant. Many thanks to the City of Adelaide for their support for the project, and to the Festival Centre for showing the project.
Peter Crnokrak (DE/CAN) – What Need Angel, 02:35 mins
What Need Angel is a synesthetic transcription of the brainwave response of a five-year-old boy while listening to music. The computational video uses dynamic particle animation segments that are woven together to form a seamless, though at times jarring, reflection of the music listening experience. Particle behaviours such as size, speed, colour and direction of movement are all determined by the user’s passive brainwave responses to music stimuli.
Ash Coates (VIC) – Mycolinguistics: Rubico-sterolosis or Oneness, 08:22 mins
Mycolinguistics: Rubico-sterolosis or Oneness is an animated exploration of the parallels between different neurological, bacterial and fungal pathways within our biosphere. The languages and symbiotic relationships of plants, fungi and bacteria cultures give rise to transformations of microorganisms, energy fluctuations, transmigration of cells and the distribution of nutrients within the environment and our bodies.
It is these processes that influence and form the shapes, composition and psychedelic tones within my work. It is a process of ritual and meditation on things both massive and microscopic, magic and scientific, internal and external.
John Power (VIC) – Bugbug Temple, 04:09 mins
Bugbug Temple is a short atmospheric work that uses a generative approach to creating time-based collage. The work evokes the ascending path of a nocturnal pilgrimage.
Commissioned by Andrew Garton for The Light in Winter Festival, and programming by Stewart Haines.
James Kurtze – Kooky Machine 2D, 01:40 mins
Kooky Machine 2D features an animated pinball machine inspired by James’ collection of 80’s popular culture toys and his favourite memories of childhood times spent playing Sonic and other pinball and arcade machine games. To create the animation for stage 1, James partnered with Indonesian/Australian designer and animator Mawarini who introduced him to programs like Adobe Illustrator and After Effects. These expanded James’ understanding of how to enhance his already fantastic ideas and made it possible to include whacky moments inspired by favourite 1980's classic movies and tropes such as Indiana Jones, Star Trek, Willy Wonka, the Universal logo and many more.