LINKED OBJECTS

   
 

ALI BRAMWELL, NEW ZEALAND

Periodicity, 19/04/2020, video 04’00“

These days in strict lockdown start to run one into the next, the situation is repetitive unrelenting and estranged. In the name of taking care of the corporeal we have agreed to diminish the horizons of physical and social potential. The cost to being protected from an invisible threat is a sensation of claustrophobia, a recursive undercurrent of anxiety along with a certain encroaching darkness of spirit that could be called loneliness or enervation. The domestic environment is become uncanny and even perhaps hostile the longer we must remain within it. I have expressed this sensation as an insistent flickering and white noise hum.
Recorded on location in a cottage kitchen and a sea cave at Long Beach, New Zealand, on April 19th 2020 by hand held cellphone camera. The amber light comes from a LED safety beacon. The sound used is ambient recording (low quality cellphone microphone) from location, looped and layered into a white noise wall. Sound sources are a kettle coming to the boil and ocean surf on the Pacific coast -both of which are in normal circumstances evocative of comfort, the anticipation of pleasure and poesis. The clip utilizes a dualistic contrapuntal periodic structure that punctuates time but changes only incrementally and ultimately resists any narrative arc or catharsis.

     
 

GABRIEL ADAMS, USA

COVID Couture, 2020, video 02:19”

"COVID Couture" shows the length of time it takes to sew one seem for a face mask. After being in quarantine for two months, in the United States, it has become obvious that there will be no clear, safe, or planned way to emerge from the pandemic. The gross incompetence within leadership has placed these matters into the hands of "we the people", and so these days I stay up late into the night sewing colorful masks for friends, family, and healthcare workers.

http://gabriel-adams.com/
     
 

OONA HYLAND, IRELAND

Balance, 2020, video 03’42”

 

https://www.oonahyland.com
     
 

PARK BYOUNG UK, SOUTH KOREA

Encumbered, 2020, Video 01’21”

 

     
 

GORDANA ANDJELIC-GALIC, BOSNIA/HERZEGOVINA

Diary, Sarajevo, 2020, video 03:51”

 

https://peoplepill.com/people/gordana-anelic-galic
     
 

DENIZHAN ÖZER, TURKEY

I talk to Rhino, 2020, video 00’52”

 

http://www.turkishculture.org/whoiswho/visual-arts/denizhan-ozer-2227.htm
     
 

PHIL DADSON, NEW ZEALAND

Aotearoa, (the Māori name for New Zealand, 2020, video 02’38“

 

https://trishclark.co.nz/artists/dadson-phil
https://www.circuit.org.nz/artist/phil-dadson
     
 

ILIKO ZAUTASHVILI, GEORGIA

Wish I …, 2020, video 1'40”

 

http://artisterium.org/PDF/IlikoZautashvili.pdf
     
 

ENRIQUE MUÑOZ GARCIA, SWITZERLAND/CHILE

Zapping, work in progress, 2020, video 01’20”

“Zapping” is the product of three years of work collecting sequences recorded using the camera in the artist’s mobile phone. The proposed soundtrack is sourced from a mix of five television channels selected by the photographer. In this work, Enrique Muñoz Garcia explores an intimate moment in the daily lives of each and every person: the time spent frenetically zapping between television channels. To do this, he filmed himself along with a number of acquaintances living abroad, from Switzerland to Chile and Spain. The intimacy of the sequences is heightened by virtue of the protagonists being naked, allowing their skin to reflect the colors emitted by the screen. Out of aestheticism and a desire for authenticity, the photographer ruled out the possibility of enhancing the resolution of the sequences. Indeed, the artist’s primary concern is to reveal the magic in reality. According to Enrique Muñoz Garcia, “Zapping” is to be understood as a portrait of a single person, depicted through a multiplicity of individuals. Thus the spectator is perceiving this unique entity in an extremely intimate moment – an intimacy that tends towards the tragic, given the isolation that surrounds him. “Zapping” collates the photographer’s preferred themes: his central interest in the human person, the intimate sphere of this latter, and a desire to conduct an aesthetic enquiry of reality. The theme of time also enters the mix: this work was realized over several years. Similarly, Enrique Muñoz Garcia evokes the time one spends – whether it be won or lost – in front of the television screen.

Emily Fayet

https://www.enriquemunozgarcia.com
     
 

ANTTI TENETZ, FINLAND

ZOE in times of pandemics, 2020, video 01’43”

 

http://www.tenetz.com
     
 

MIKE WATSON & JUSSI ALARAASAKKA, UK/FINLAND

Porous Life, 2020, video 03’00”

 

https://www.johnhuntpublishing.com/zer0-books/authors/mike-watson
https://alaraasakka.wordpress.com
https://soundcloud.com/jussi-alaraasakka
     
 

CHANNA BOON, THE NETHERLANDS

ATTUNEMENT, 2020, video 04’12”

Following acoustic ceramic bodies that linger and play in a forest in The Netherlands on a Spring day. Filmed in Park Reigersbergen in The Hague.  

http://www.channaboon.com
     
 

SUSANNE MULLER, SWITZERLAND

Tidal Wave Model, 2020, video 00’32“

 

https://www.s-c-m.ch
     
 

DIEK GROBLER, SOUTH AFRICA

Inhale, 2020, video 04’01“

 

http://diekgrobler.co.za
     
 

JAYNE DYER, AUSTRALIA

[and she said], 2020, video 03’13“

Time. Stationary. An over-reaction? Change incremental. Heard. Off stage. 

https://jaynedyer.com
     
 

JESSY THEO RAHMAN, THE NETHERLANDS

Red Light, 2020, video 04’56”

 

http://www.jessyrahman.nl/CV.htm
     
 

JOSEPHINE TURALBA, PHILIPPINES

Fisheye COVID, 2020, video 02’33“

 

http://www.josephineturalba.art
     
 

ALOIS SCHILD, AUSTRIA

Kramsach Station, 2020, video 00’53“

 

http://www.aloisschild.at
     

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