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


Artist Talk at C3

‘Unpacking sound, text and speech’
Wednesday 1 July, 6.30pm
Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne

Mildura Biennale

2-5 October 2015

MARS gallery

screening Western Digital
28 May – 14 June
Melbourne, Australia