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GOING NOWHERE

Daniel Mudie Cunningham & Stephen Allkins | Christopher Köller | Hannah Raisin

15 – 17 March 2013
Curated by Simone Hine & Kyle Weise

This series of Boxcopy Weekenders explore alternative formats for the presentation of experimental, time-based works across sound, performance and screen-based media and are presented in partnership with artist collectives and galleries from within Australia and overseas. This Weekender is presented in partnership with Screen Space, Melbourne.

Going Nowhere brings together video work by Daniel Mudie Cunningham and Stephen Allkins, Christopher Köller and Hannah Raisin. Each work uses the possibilities of the moving image to playfully explore the rhythms of popular culture, performance art and industrialisation. Looping and lingering, these videos transform quotidian temporalities. Through the medium of video, the everyday experiences of sexuality and work, daydreams and aspirations, which occupy the works, are pushed in unexpected directions. This process accentuates the potential political impact of these innocent moments, yet the visceral response each work invites dismantles the idea of a cool critical distance between the artworks and the rhythms they both interrogate and revel in.

Screen Space is a not-for profit art gallery that opened in Melbourne’s CBD in 2010. Screen Space is rent-free for artists and curators and incorporates a purpose-built gallery. The main exhibition space has been designed specifically to enable the gallery’s curatorial focus on exhibitions that incorporate screen technology or which engage with screen culture, regardless of medium. The 2013 Screen Space program includes curated group exhibitions, solo shows and festivals involving local, interstate and international artists.

www.screenspace.com

Exhibition Catalogue | Essay by Simone Hine & Kyle Weise

Image: Daniel Mudie Cunningham & Stephen Allkins Boytown, 2012. HD single channel video, colour, 16:9, 5:20 minutes. Commissioned by Campbelltown Arts Centre. Production Still: Susannah Wimberley