'A Film of One's Own [Archive Fever]' by Louise Curham | 'The Apostle' by Juhani Koivumäki | 22 Oct - 15 Nov 2015 | Exhibitions

2015-10-22 18:00
2015-11-15 16:00

(Louise Curham, A Film of One's Own [Archive Fever] 2015, super 8 film frames 02)

PhotoAccess presents in the Huw Davies Gallery
A Film of One's Own [Archive Fever] by Louise Curham | The Apostle by Juhani Koivumäki

The exhibitions will be opened on Thursday 22 October 2015 at 6pm, with artist introductions by Louise Curham and Juhani Koivumäki.

Exhibition dates: 22 October – 15 November 2015.
Open until 6:30pm on Friday 13 November.

A Film of One’s Own [Archive Fever] by Canberra-based artist Louise Curham presents a video installation and digital prints constructed from super 8 film literally stuck inside a larger 16mm film. Physically cutting, manipulating and treating film, Louise addresses the shifting nature of technology, and the sense of subjectivity and malleability that is now invested in the film-based image- a medium once thought to be stable and infinitely repeatable. At this moment in contemporary media culture, where we are often struck by the power of our personal and shared social media archives, Curham considers the archive as a strange loop of creation and reflection. A Film of One’s Own [Archive Fever] explores film as a constantly shifting entity, akin to an oral history transmitting memories and feelings. The exhibition coincides with Global Super 8 Day on the 24th October 2015, celebrating 50 years of super 8 film (1965-2015). Catalogue.

Mid-career Finnish media artist Juhani Koivumäki’s The Apostle is a metaphorical media-art work reflecting on Jesus of Nazareth as a radical figure of Christianity. Using video art to recover the sense of radical spirituality in the biblical stories of Jesus Christ, Juhani seeks to reconnect art with spirituality and mysticism, in the context of the changing needs and pressures of contemporary society and its institutions. This is the international premier of The Apostle. Juhani’s visit to Australia is supported by the Arts Promotion Centre Finland, the Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture, and the Finnish Film Foundation. Juhani’s stay in Canberra is supported by Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres’ Visiting Artists Program. Catalogue.

6pm Thursday 5 November 2015 @ Ralph Wilson Theatre Gorman Arts Centres, 55 Ainslie Ave Braddon
Presented by Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres, Interchange features a screening of video works by three artists; visiting Finnish artist Juhani Koivumäki, and ACT based Ellis Hutch and Caroline Huf. Interchange will also engage the artists in conversation about their creative practices and the challenges and complexities of their dynamic art form. Afterwards, audience members are invited to join the artists for informal conversation at the Mint Bar. Discover the intersections between the work of these three artists, and the challenges and surprises of working in one of contemporary art’s most dynamic disciplines. Free entry - booking not required.

3pm Sunday 15 November 2015 @ PhotoAccess
Louise Curham with Canberra trio Psithurism (Rhys Butler, Richard Johnson and John Porter) present Performance for wind instruments and super 8 film. The performance is a closing event for the exhibition A Film of One's Own [Archive Fever]. Watch an excerpt from the performance on our vimeo channel.

(Juhani Koivumäki, The Apostle (still) 2015, single channel video, duration 4.21)