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


Your Name Here

November 19, 2012By RyszardEmma Hicks

Your Name Here is a recent work by 2012 SCA Honours graduate Emma Hicks.

My work seeks to promote new ways of seeing and perceiving by questioning the concept of categorisation and engaging in the notion of the inexhaustible or infinite and the possibility of endless change. To make, unmake and remake both interior and exterior. My practice often employs the techniques of remix and datamoshing to challenge the contemporary hierarchy of images, which is based on resolution, format and sharpness and looks at the effects these techniques may have upon the traditional eye, gaze and image associated with film discourse.

My interest lies in the creation of images/objects in a state of flux existing inside, outside and in-between.

your name here from em hicks on Vimeo.

Various Difficulties

November 19, 2012By RyszardRyszard Dabek

Shot on Super-8 in downtown Newcastle NSW, Various Difficulties is an exercise in communication with the past and its ghosts.  Featuring a soundtrack by Sydney based musician John Encarnacao the film is a fragment of a larger amorphous project titled Dissolution that seeks to uncover the submerged psychic fabric of the city. There are memories here, largely obscured and forgotten but still visible to those who look. Various Difficulties screened as part of the Sound Summit Cinema Loops program  at various venues in Newcastle, 27/9 – 30/9/12.

Various Difficulties from Ryszard Dabek on Vimeo.