International video exhibition in Res Artis office and project space in Melbourne: @Residence

Artists: Petra Cortright (US), Keren Cytter (US), Mónica Ferreras De la Maza (DR), Mayer\Leyva (Lucas Leyva and Jillian Mayer) (US), Emanuel Röhss (SWE), Julia Varela (SP/ARG)

Curator: Jeremy Gales (AU)

Res Artis has invited guest curator Jeremy Gales (AU) to curate an international group show in our newly launched office and project space in Melbourne, Australia. New and never before seen video works will be premiered alongside important pre-existing works by the established artists to create a fresh narrative. @Residence features works from 6 international video and post-internet artists: Petra Cortright (US), Keren Cytter (US/IL), Mónica Ferreras De la Maza (DR), Mayer\Leyva (Lucas Leyva and Jillian Mayer) (US), Emanuel Röhss (SWE), and Julia Varela (SP/ARG).

Reflective of the space which it inhabits, the parameters of exhibition and residency are blurred in @Residence. The Curator has asked participating artists to select a digital work which best represents their personal experience of undertaking a residency, without being physically present. The temporal and spatial constraints of the show will extrapolate in a hybrid selection of artworks across neo-conceptual, post-net and video genres. A digital public program and catalogue will accompany the exhibition featuring recorded discussions between the curator and artists on Skype.

@Residence asks ‘What are the temporal and spatial parameters of a residency?’ Cortright selected an early green screen video that explores elements of the human condition within the digital sphere. Keeping with the post-net trajectory, Miami artist and writer duo Mayer\Leyva introduce questions of viewership and autonomy. Varela’s selection both harnesses and grapples with the temporal constraints and ephemeral properties of the moving image faced when working from an aircraft. Cytter’s anti-natural and theatre-styled Object screens a multiplicity of themes that range from love and entropy to wicked games. Röhss’s video is an extension of his ongoing Ennis House project, while Ferreras De la Maza employs a time based work which retrospectively and insightfully views a diary kept on residence in Shanghai.

Exhibition runs between 2 March to 1 April and can be viewed by appointment.

Jeremy Gales, Exhibition Curator
T: +61 466 303 967
E: jeremygales@gmail.com

Exhibition opening: Friday 2 March, 6 – 8pm
Venue: Level 1,44 Glasshouse Rd, Collingwood VIC, Australia 3066 (entry via Gertrude Glasshouse)
RSVP Essential: eliza@resartis.org or +61 412 725 594

Image: Keren Cytter, Object, 2016 HD video, 27 min, Courtesy of the artist

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