Monday, July 24, 2006

MOB screening in Melbourne this Thursday

yep, MOB in its single-channel form is getting a wee first airing, thanks to Abina from Video Art Bank in Chicago:

SHOW ME YOURS at Horse Bazaar
Where: Horse Bazaar, 397 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
When: 7pm, Thursday July 27th, 2006

A special presentation of contemporary Australian single screen works. The works span quirky performance, digital magic, seldom-seen ceremonies, a photo-montage love letter, abstracted animation, and teeming organisms.

Artists featured include: Sofi Basseghi, Sophie Boord, Cicada, Ian Haig, Marcus Keating, Michelle Mills, Brandon Tay, Nassiem Valamanesh & Selena Tan, and Yandell Watson, + others.

This screening was organised by Abina Manning of the Video Data Bank (Chicago)
and Sofi Basseghi of RMIT (Melbourne).

and Abina is doing otherstuff in MIFF as well - read on:

HOW TO FIX THE WORLD at the Melbourne International Film Festival
WHERE: ACMI, Federation Square, Melbourne.
WHEN: 1pm, Saturday July 29th (to be repeated at 1pm, Sunday August 13th).

How to Fix the World is a selection of international video works which share a common regard for the political and social spirit of these troubled times. Featuring contemporary video works from five award-winning artists: Throwing Stones (John Smith), Soothsayer (Bobby Abate), How to Fix the World (Jacqueline Goss), Untitled Video on Lynne Stewart and Her Conviction, The Law and Poetry (Paul Chan: currently featured on the cover of Art Forum magazine) and Papillon d’amour (Nicolas Provost).

The screening will be presented by Abina Manning of the Video Data Bank. Established in 1976, the Video Data Bank is one of the worlds largest distributors of video by and about artists. More details on the screening can be found here

In addition, Abina will be presenting Performers, Freaks and Feedback: A Brief History of the Video Data Bank, at both RMIT in Room 9.2.19 (Wednesday July 26th at 1:30pm) and at the University of Melbourne, Room 150, First Floor, Elizabeth Murdoch Building (Friday July 28th at 5:15pm).

Abina is in Melbourne as a guest of the International aritst/academic in residence (AIR) program at the School of Art of RMIT. Many thanks to Peter Westwood, Director of the program, and to Keely Macarow of the Media Arts Department at RMIT. Also thanks to Meredity Martin for organizing the University of Melbourne presentation."

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