Salo 93 (2007)

Textual interference. Chance and timecode.

Completed during studio residency at Het Wilde Weten Rotterdam

“Emile Zile’s recent work recaptures confrontingly what is presented to us in the media. He recreates the images in a shape we do not know yet, giving the impression that the existing image is approached from behind. A revealing work from his hand is a film in which he has combined Pasolini’s ‘Salo’ with the feature film ‘United93′ about the attack on the Twin Towers in New York on September 11, 2001. The subtitle of the one film has been given the sound and video track of the other. You don’t believe your ears. You don’t believe your eyes. This re-combination is so seamless that it is truly amazing, as if the scenarios of fiction and reality merge completely. You do not know any longer which is which.” – Alex de Vries, Amsterdam 2008

Selected work


Western Digital

Screening at ARKIPEL Jakarta International Documentary and Experimental Film Festival
22-25 August 2015

Screening at Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, ACMI Video Contemporary program.
10-13 September 2015

James Cameron’s Avatar

Performance at Channels Festival
19 September 2015 Melbourne, Australia

Mildura Palimpsest Biennale

2-5 October 2015