17 September 2016
This event is located at 8 Atkins Street, Red Hill, Brisbane.
An off-site experimental film screening and audiovisual performance with Caitlin Franzmann, Dale Gorfinkel and Ross Manning. The short films (co-curated with John Edmond) and performance will offer insight into the artists’ process and thinking in relation to the historical artefacts and materials uncovered at The Foundry, a 19th century warehouse located in the residential slopes of Red Hill, Brisbane. The studio was the site in which The Human Factor sculptures commissioned for world expo 88 were produced. These 90 statues situated throughout the expo site were fibreglass casts of people doing ordinary things. From drovers to lifeguards to street performers, the sculptures were intended to convey a sense of life in Australia. Using the now decaying sculptures, industrial materials and video footage from the site, the three artists will reveal a journey through imagination, collective memory and unlearning of dominant histories.
This collaboration is the first stage of a larger project for the artists and will feed into the development of a video installation to be screened at the IMA in October as part of the Green Screen program.
This offsite event is located on a residential area, so we ask that people be respectful of neighbours when coming to and leaving the event. Parking is available on Windsor Road. The site is a working studio, so please be mindful of wearing appropriate footwear.
Caitlin Franzmann‘s practice explores contemporary art’s potential to instigate change by way of critical listening, dialogue and self-empowerment. Franzmann originally trained as an urban planner and completed a Bachelor of Fine Art at Queensland College of Art in 2012. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, including at National Gallery of Victoria, Institute of Modern Art, and MPavilion,and in Festivals such as OtherFilm and Electrofringe. In 2014 Caitlin took part in the Instrument Builders Project in Yogyakarta and spent three months on an Asialink Arts Residency Program inIstanbul. She was recipient of the 2014 Churchie National Emerging Art Prize and was selected to exhibit in Primavera 2014: Young Australian Artists at the Museum of Contemporary Art.
Dale Gorfinkel is a multi-instrumentalist, improvisor, instrument builder, installation artist and educator. In 2013, 2009 & 2007 he was awarded Australia Council grants to develop new instruments & installations of automated kinetic sound sculptures and record new works. In 2011, he founded Out Hear to encourage a culture of listening, soundwalks & performances in non-conventional spaces. These events in urban, bush, and odd in-between spaces aim to address issues of ecological awareness, well-being, and accessibility. Gorfinkel is currently a recipient of an Emerging Artist Creative Fellowship from the Australia Council for the Arts.
Ross Manning is a sound and new media artist living and working in Brisbane, Australia. His work is known for its engagement with technologies and ephemeral installations of movement, sound and coloured light. Manning’s work has been exhibited extensively across Australia, appearing in most of the major art galleries and prominent arts festivals. He has had representation through Milani Gallery since 2009. Most recently, his work was included in the 2014 Biennale of Sydney and in 2015 Manning received new commissions from the Gallery of Modern Art (Brisbane), the Institute of Modern Art (Brisbane) and the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Seoul, Korea).
Mike Stoltz, Half Human, Half Vapor (2015), 16mm, 11:00.
A mystic’s sculpture garden amidst hurricane damage and property foreclosure.
Margot Nash, Shadow Panic (1989), 16mm, 26:00.
“I am the dreamer, the redhead, I search for hidden treasure: which fragment would yield the gold, which memory would haunt forever?”
” I am the investigator, I watch, I record, I collect evidence: little men who get rich quick, this wilful heritage, this aching land.”
“I am the fool, the hothead, distracted, temporarily unavailable: in love, out of love, searching for love.
Three women, strangers to each other, yet their lives seem inexplicably linked. Shadow Panic is a short experimental film about internal and external states of emergency, about personal and collective shadows, about resistance and spirit.