In September 2018 the artist collective Field Theory invited me to join them on the large-scale performance and documentation project ICON. Finding a member of the public and turning their life into a spectacle and stage-show. Live-in punk ethnography on the kitchen benchtop. Days spent living with the ‘Icon’ and staging elements of their life at Federation Square. ICON is up for an award at the Green Room Awards, ‘Innovation in Durational Performance’.
‘As part of our critical forum, Video Art in the Internet Era, we asked a series of artists, curators and video brains to send us “video letters” responding to the provocation of our critical forum: how can video artists orient themselves towards or against the complex backdrop of networked technology, smart phones and prosumers of our current world?
Riffing on the YouTube genre of “unboxing”, Emile Zile performed a “boxing” of some usurped analogue technology, the detritus of many a media artists studio.’
Curated by Tom Milnes, Marcus Orlandi and Yana Naidenov
Preview: Friday 16th August, 6 – 9pm
17th – 18th August 2013, 12 – 6pm
110-116 Kingsgate Road
London NW6 2JG
‘8bit’ sees a host of artists create live works in the gallery space, satirical and humorous performances from international artists 6 – 9pm. An exhibition of works, including video documentation of the performances and sculptural responses, will be open on 17th and 18th August, 12 -6pm.
Aaron Head (UK), Emile Zile (AUS/NL), Daniella Valz Gen (Peru), Louise Ashcroft (UK), Samantha Thole (NL), Petr Davydtchenko (S) Tom Milnes (UK), Marcus Orlandi (UK).
October 4, 17.00 – 19.00
Royal Academy of Art, Den Haag
Performance: Emile Zile
OMG_sisyphus and *best*RapidEssayNSFW!! by Amsterdam-based Australian artist, resident of the Rijksakademie. Live video essays with online and prepared video sources from YouTube, 24hour news streams, scientific trials, viral marketing blips, social software and monologues by .com-era cult leaders to weave an audiovisual portrait of contemporary culture and its acceleration of signs. With tutorials, self-portraiture, factory presets, the ecstasy of viewing and the sadness of YouTube.
Lecture Almila Akdag (UVA)
A theoretical view on the nature of (high/low) art and the art market, and its relation to online art communities. Almila Akdag, from the University of Amsterdam, has received a Veni awardfrom NWO to conduct her own research for 3 years. The project is a combination of the application of various scientific methodologies (mostly social network analysis and analysis of image archives). In this lecture she will talk about DeviantArt, an online community of artists and art appreciators, that plays a nowadays role of the Salon des Refuses. She will show the history of this initiative and highlight its social and organizational structure as well as its impact on the art education for the next generation of artists.
August 18-19, 2012
Across one weekend in August, Australian contemporary art initiative BUS Projects will collaborate with Färgfabriken to present an international mobile cinema and contemporary art performance space. Making use of a parked van converted into a mobile event space, SOUTH/SÖDER is curated by Jared Davis and will present a new performative, video and sound-based work in the public site of Liljeholmstorget.
This project draws from an ongoing series of mobile contemporary art and performance events initiated by BUS Projects, that have seen works presented in public sites in Melbourne (State of Design Festival, 2011), Athens (ReMap3, 2011) and Sydney (SafARI, 2012).
For SOUTH/SÖDER, Australian-Latvian artist Emile Zile will exhibit for the first time in Sweden, continuing his work in the area of cinema as a social space, media archeology and live expanded cinema. Zile will present a new cinema-based audiovisual performance that will use three versions of the King Kong story (1933, 1976, 2005) to create a compressed re-telling of this famed cinematic narrative. Extracting separate subtitle tracks from the three feature films and recombining them within one frame, this is a formal observation of the mutations and re-animations of the same storyline in different epochs. The soundtracks of the three films will be mixed live by the artist during the performance. Zile will make use of the Swedish subtitle tracks of the films.
Photo credit: Åke E.son Lindman
February 16, 2012
Featuring Dennis Verbeke, Ieke Trinks, Sina Khani, Uta Eisenreich, Guido van der Werve, Emile Zile, Nina Yuen, Bregje de Kater, Danai Reints, Loeke Gerritsen, Nederlands Dans Theater 2, Broersen en Lukács, Renée van Trier, Isabelle Schiltz, Jeroen Offerman
Five Production Company Logos in 3D showing in a group show at P.ART Zwolle,
curated by Edwin Stolk/The Organisation.
22 JANUARY – 4 MARCH 2012
This beast of a live talk show is now embalmed on YouTube for all interested parties to witness, both now and into the future. I think I did an ok job as a co-host but I am not game enough to watch the whole show again just yet. Shout outs to Sina and Harry Merry.
Mediamatic Amsterdam 14 April 2011
One-night only. Powerboards and extension leads. Pixels and beams.
Featuring: Gavan Blau, Sally Blenheim, Ry David Bradley, Amiel Courtin-Wilson, Greatest Hits, Ian Haig, Joe Hamilton, Sam Hancocks, Sean Healy, Christopher LG Hill, Amelia Hirschauer, Spencer Lai, Matt Leaf, Maximum Rim, Rowan McNaught, Dale Nason, Antuong Nguyen + Pageant, Joshua Petherick, Johann Rashid, Sibling, Soda Jerk, Swanbrero, Nic Tammens, Alex Vivian, Oliver van der Lugt, Yandell Walton, Marcin Wojcik, Warran Wright, Wikileaks, Emile Zile
Level 1, 18 Ellis Street, South Yarra
Friday, December 16 2011 7-11pm