A screening/performance and book launch inspired by the late artist and curator Ian White (1971-2013).
White was an influential curator of artists’ film, particularly through his work for the Whitechapel Gallery, LUX and the Oberhausen Short Film Festival. This event brings together three artists who were important to White and whose work deals directly with the idea that the cinema auditorium is a space where films are performed or produced, rather than simply projected.
The screening includes Sharon Lockhart’s extraordinary and rarely seen 35mm film Teatro Amazonas (1999). Shot with a static camera in an opera house built in the heart of the Brazilian jungle at the height of the rubber boom. Lockhart’s film stages a brilliant conceptual gambit that bridges geographic and cultural distance to bring two disparate audiences face to face. Lockhart’s film is accompanied by Morgan Fisher's radically site-specific 16mm film Screening Room (1968-present) - a film which can only be screened in the auditorium for which it was made - and a specially commissioned new performance by British artist Cara Tolmie, who uses voice and gesture to explore the political and poetic possibilities of physical, written and musical languages.
This is a special collaboration with new screening/performance project Sad Disco Fantasia, (Mike Sperlinger and Kunsthall Oslo).
The event will also be the Oslo launch for the recent book Here Is Information. Mobilise - Selected Writings by Ian White, edited by Mike Sperlinger. Copies will be available to purchase.
Supported by Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo & Kulturrådet