I follow Yoko and Yoko follows me at MCA Sydney

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An invitation arrived to respond to Yoko Ono’s instructional film scripts. The suggestion of a film. Film as it exists in a proposition, an invitation, a request to think. ‘Visualise peace’ Yoko says. Visualise film. #summerofyoko

Q. Which Yoko piece(s) are you responding to and how?

A. I am taking Yoko Ono’s current day Twitter feed as an unrequited instruction set. I follow Yoko Ono and Yoko Ono follows me.

Q. If we imagine a spectrum in which predetermined structures, scores, instructions sit at one end and  spontaneity, intuition, improvisation at the other – where does your work sit in that spectrum? Or is that spectrum faulty to begin with?

A. I have a structure within the walls of the MCA. The technology of the image projection. The design of the seats. We have voice, light, human will. I feel energised by unbridled human energy in tightly controlled environments.

Postscript. I don’t believe in freedom in art. It can only be given by imposing a structure or rule set upon it. There is no freedom. There is no restraint.

New performance
‘I follow Yoko and Yoko follows me’
Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney
6 February 2014, 6:00-9:00pm

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http://www.mca.com.au/news/2014/01/31/interpreting-yoko-onos-film-scores/

http://otherfilm.org/ifollowyoko/

‘I see framing and zooming as a sacred act also.’

I am a monk. I am a tourist. Within the street I see the stage for every human conflict and negotiation. Specifically for this video I was interested in contrasting the buddhist principles of mindfullness, meditation, removing yourself from time to the act of photography, grasping for permanence, embalming a moment. The last shot of my 2012 film Jack is a solitary figure passed out in a half-finished Buddhist temple in Footscray, Australia. This film is an oblique sequel.

http://rijksakademie.tumblr.com/post/68258964580/emile-zile-on-photography-as-a-ritual

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Bring Your Own Light Emitting Visual Display Technology

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

BYOB MELBOURNE
Level 1, 18 Ellis Street, South Yarra
Friday, December 16 2011 7-11pm

Prosume This

THE PRODUCT IS THE MEDIUM

‘This Friday we open our show, Prosume This! – the Product is the Medium, at the electronics store BEKO at Kottbusser str 9 in Berlin. Beko is a typical mid sized electronic retail chain who will lend us some of their corporate space. We are using 30 of their high definition screens to show works by 10 great artists. For a couple of hours during their regular opening times, we’ll display video and net-art pieces on the stores TV walls.’18th of November, 17:00 – 19:00 BEKO, Kottbusser Str. 9, Berlin

Artists: Anthony Antonellis, Anika Schwarzlose, Constant Dullaart, Baden Pailthorpe, Michael Manning, Emilio Gomariz, Adam Cruces, Niko Princen, Emile Zile, JK Keller.

Prosume This is organized and curated by Kim Asendorf, Anika Schwarzlose & Jonas Lund.