AFW - SPECIMEN @ CCP August 4 - September 20, 2017

opening Thursday August 3, 2017 6-8pm




404 George St, Fitzroy
Gallery Hours
Wednesday—Friday 11am—5pm
Saturday—Sunday 12—5pm

Experimental film is best understood as the search for a model of the cinema. But what is cinema a model for, and what is it modelled on? Cinema is both a specific thing and also a generalised description of the world. It is a scientific instrument, an atlas indistinguishable from the globe, a monument to vision, an eye, the industrial conventions of the movie-world. In the camera, the model is the ether. Lucretius spoke of film before the common era. Film cannot be dead, it never lived. It is populated by zombies and docile bodies. Technology is the afterlife. 

Specimen is an exhibition by the Artist Film Workshop. Participating artists include: Hanna Chetwin, Tim Coster, Samaan Fieck, John Flaus, Nina Gilbert, Aurelia Guo, Lucas Haynes, Olivia Koh, Lucy Kostos, Zi-Yun Lam, Travis MacDonald, Madeleine Martiniello, Sabina Maselli, Emma Phillips, Callum Ross-Thomson, Richard Tuohy. 
Curated by Giles Fielke. 


Program 1:
10 films from the Artist Film Workshop
Sunday 6 August, 6pm
Centre for Contemporary Photography
Gold-coin donation, no bookings required.

Hanna Chetwin, Soda, 2017, 16mm, 6mins - digital sound
Richard Tuohy, Pancoran, 2017, 16mm, 9mins - digital sound
Giles Fielke, Internal and External Objects, 2017, 16mm, 7min - digital sound
Zi-Yun Lam, Travel Film, 16mm, 3mins - digital sound
Madeleine Martiniello, Tomato Day, 2016, 16mm, 6mins - digital sound
Callum Ross-Thomson, Fire Mountain, 16mm, 10mins - digital sound
Lucas Haynes, Shoplifting, 16mm, 2mins - digital sound
Sabina Maselli, untitled, 16mm, 5mins - digital sound
Olivia Koh, frozen spit, digital video, 10mins - digital sound
Nina Gilbert, The Image Possibility, digital video, 8mins 5secs - digital sound

Program 2:
I Walked With A Zombie
Sunday 20 August, 6pm
Centre for Contemporary Photography
Gold-coin donation, no bookings required.

Jacques Tourneur, I Walked With A Zombie, 1943, 16mm, 69mins (print courtesy NFSA)
Introduced by John Flaus and with a reading from Ralph de Boissière's Calypso Isle + guests