Re:Cinema at SCA Galleries May 28 – June 14

June 2, 2013By RyszardNews

You are invited to attend the opening of Re:Cinema an exhibition curated by Ryszard Dabek, on Thursday 6 June, 6 to 8pm.

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Adam Abel / Aziz+Cucher / Jade Boyd / Daniel Carroll / Ella Condon / David Connolly / Daniel Cherrin / Magali Duzant / Elizabeth Eastland / Clare Ferra / Angela Garrick / Rachel Guardiola / Michelle Gevint / Lillian Handley / Emma Hicks / Robert Hickerson / Jeesu Kim / Lilian Kreutzberger / Jai McKenzie / Max Nalevansky / Salvatore Panatteri / Stefan Popescu / Andrew Robards, Jack McGrath & Silas Darnell / Adam Sébire / The Twilight Girls / Geoff Weary / Matt Whitman

Spanning the fields of video art, installation, experimental film practices, photography and new media, Re:Cinema examines an expanded idea of the cinematic in relation to the contemporary image-scape; cinema itself is considered not as a strict formal entity, but rather as a persistent conceptual and visual presence that informs a wide range of visual production and artistic inquiry. As such the cinematic is regarded not so much as a cohesive and totalising system but rather as a trace element of contemporary visual culture. Re:Cinema is a binational exhibition project; this first exhibition at the SCA Galleries will be followed by a second at Parsons, The New School for Design in New York during December. Both exhibitions will feature work by current research students from the two institutions as well as alumni and faculty members.

Re:Cinema is a satellite event of 19th International Symposium on Electronic Art.

Re:Cinema will be display from Tuesday 28 May to Friday 14 June at the SCA Galleries.

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday, 11am to 5pm


Sydney Colllege of the Arts
The University of Sydney
Balmain Road Rozelle
(enter opposite Cecily Street)

Ph: +61 2 9351 1008 Email:

top image credit: Jeesu Kim, I’m Here Now, Super 8 film on digital video, 2:18 min (looped projection), 2013.

Re:Cinema SCA Print Invitation

Re:cinema in New York

January 4, 2013By RyszardNews

Ryszard Dabek, the instigator of the Re:cinema project will be visiting New York from 2 – 11 Feb 2013. He will meeting with MFA students at Parsons the New School on Monday 4 Feb and Wednesday 6 Feb and advanced BVA candidates on Thursday 7 Feb. during this time Ryszard will be promoting the project and planning for the exhibition and publication outcomes.


November 19, 2012By RyszardAngela Garrick, News

Traces is a residency/exhibition project by Angela Garrick. It runs until November 30th at level 1 123-125 George St. The exhibition is part of the SCA at The Rocks Pop-Up project.

traces from Angela Garrick on Vimeo.

A MFA candidate at Sydney College of the Arts, Angela is interested in the intersection of psychology and place in film. Her research inspects the nature of spatial relations – particularly notions of home and the spaces not yet travelled. She has exhibited her work in North America and Australia.

Using a selection of materials that range from architectural source books to personal video archives,Traces will investigate the relationship between personal and collective remembrances of space. The city square, the historic monument and well known natural landmarks all reside within our consciousness as symbolic of either home or afar. Through our experiences with film, these places are framed as sites of touristic exploration, hedonism, memorial and desire. Traces will visit these places of spectacle and investigate and reveal the kitsch, cliche and ultimate ruin that they embody.

From the palisade to the screen, by way of stone ramparts, the boundary – surface has recorded innumerable perceptible and imperceptible transformations, of which the latest is probably that of the interface. Once again, we have to approach the question of access to the city in a new manner. For example, does the metropolis possess its own facade? At which moment does the city show its face?
– Paul Virilio