UPDATED: AUGUST 2013
WORKS - NEWLY UPDATEDBIOGRAPHY
This screening presents a selection of films by artists who explore theatricality and the non-realist, internal, metaphysical, visionary processes of the mind. It is a rare chance to see a well considered comination of works spanning a period of 70 years. Works by Humphry Jennings, Len Lye, Jayne Parker, Bernard Penrose & Dora Carrington, Jeff Keen, Bruce Lacey & Jill Bruce and Mark Aerial Waller.
Midwatch presents Mark E Smith (The Fall) & Steve Evets (Pirates of the Carribbean, Looking for Eric, Robin Hood) as characters who descend into a vertiginous battle of wills aboard a ship returning from the first British nuclear tests off Western Australia. The ship's caterer (Smith) casts a language of poetryover the military-technological language of a mutineer(Evets), who has entered the galley looking for biscuits. Meanwhile the sound of deformed crewmen waddle across the decks above their heads. Adapted from interviews with British Nuclear Veterans.
Artists' Film Club: Random Acts
12 Dec 2013
Duncan Campbell, Steven Claydon, Gail Pickering, Elizabeth Price and Mark Aerial Waller (with Douglas Park and Tim Goldie) contribute to a live event celebrating their commissions for Channel 4’s Random Acts series. The event profiles the five newly commissioned films, alongside a series of live performative events by Steven Claydon, Gail Pickering and Mark Aerial Waller that expand upon their new 3 minute works.
The broadcast of the ICA’s season of Random Acts commissions for Channel 4 commences on 4 December 2013 with the screening of Gail Pickering’s Karaoke (2013) and continues into early 2014 with works by Duncan Campbell, Steven Claydon, Elizabeth Price and Mark Aerial Waller.
The new short artists’ films commissioned and produced by the ICA and made by artists Duncan Campbell, Steven Claydon, Gail Pickering, Elizabeth Price and Mark Aerial Waller build on our strong reputation for championing artists’ film and moving image. These films will also be available to watch on the ICA and Random Acts websites.
Part of: Artists' Film Club
This lunchtime talk features artist Mark Aerial Waller, one of the ICA’s Random Arts commissioned artists, in conversation with Steven Cairns, ICA Associate Curator of Artists’ Film and Moving Image, on his film, the process and how the projects fits into his wider practice.
LAIKAS KARTU [TIME TOGETHER] PREMIERE, VILNIUS, LITHUANIA
CAC VILNIUS CINEMA 29th November 2013
14-os dalių filmo „Laikas kartu“ istorija vyksta patraukliame vasariškos Lietuvos fone, kur pasiklydusi moteris (Smiltė Bagdžiūnė) susidraugauja su nepažįstamąja (Monika Bičiunaitė), vedančia ją per eilę ritualinių patirčių, formuojančių kultą ar politinę grupuotę. Pasakojimas pilnas paslapčių, o keisti, dėmesį prikaustantys siužeto vingiai verčia žiūrovo mintis klajoti ieškant atsakymų. Saviti Marko Aerialio Wallerio filmai tarsi sukuria kitą dimensiją, susiejančią juos su moksline fantastika ir mįslingais Adolfo Bioy Casareso ar Philipo K. Dicko tekstais.
OCT 15 - NOV 12 2013
Curated by Kim Kim Gallery, Seoul
Douglas Park (UK), Monika K. Adler (PO),
Douglasism Festival addresses relationships between art and society,through the paradigm shifting interdisciplinary and socially active works of Douglas Park and the artists with whom he has been associated, actively participated or collaborated for over 20 years. Douglas Park is a polyvalent artist, actor, narrator, writer, curator. in his own words:
“Born in 1972, UK based, internationally active and exposed visual artist, writer (of literary prose and critical essays,
Premiere of Time Together (2013) with presentation by artist Darius Mikšys
LUX at Hackney Picturehouse
Time Together, a film in 14 episodes, is set against the luscious backdrop of summertime Lithuania, where a lost woman (Smiltė Bagdžiūnė) is befriended by a stranger (Monika Bičiunaitė) and lead through a series of ritual exercises towards the formation of a cult or political cell. The story is deeply mysterious, yet the strangely compelling scenarios, each with a cliffhanger, leave the mind racing. What-if’s on a cosmological scale. Mark Aerial Waller’s unique films almost come from another dimension, from a position shared with the science fiction and mystery writing of Adolfo Bioy Casares or Philip K Dick.
In Lithuanian with English subtitles
Commissioned by the Centre for Contemporary Art Vilnius as part of Midaugas Triennial, The 11th Baltic Triennial of International Arts
Supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania
TIME TOGETHER: GRAVITATIONAL EQUILIBRUM (Ep 8)
SCREENING FRIDAY AUGUST 23, 8 PM
Nuclear Culture on Film
panel discussion with kodwo eshun, liam sprod and mark aerial waller, chaired by artist Susan Kelly
Sunday 28 April 2013
The Arts Catalyst
A programme of artists’ films investigating nuclear culture from the perspective of the 21st Century reflecting on 1980s feminist experimental film and activism, gritty dramatic satire of the 1990s, and recent video-essay works from 2009 – 2012. Artists narrate their own experience of nuclear environments in Britain, the Urals, Estonia, Ukraine, Japan and Canada, traveling back home or to sites of disaster to try and capture the invisible or the unimaginable. Investigating the aesthetic implications of radiation reveals the impossibility of capturing an energy that bleaches the images from film and erases the hard drives of digital devices.
The day includes a roundtable discussion on nuclear critique from nuclear entropy, utopian and dystopian belief systems, questioning scientific certainty, political agency and the proliferation of nuclear culture. Including artists Kodwo Eshun (Otolith Group) and Mark Aerial Waller in conversation with philosopher Liam Sprod, chaired by artist Susan Kelly.
Curated by Ele Carpenter with students from MFA Curating, Goldsmiths College, University of London.
Desire Lines, Espai Cultural CAJA MADRID, Barcelona 2012
Paris FRANPRIX installation stills
Paris FRANPRIX thumbnails
MARK AERIAL WALLER, *ar5s fran*r5x
video projection with PVC curtain
The Espai Cultural Caja Madrid is delighted to present Desire Lines, an exhibition that gathers works by twelve international artists that – through video installation, drawing, photography and performance– propose alternative ways of navigating the urban landscapes, by integrating poetics, playfulness, irrationality, oneirism and disruption into our experience of the city.
SCREENING AND DISCUSSION
WEDNESDAY 21st November 2012 at 3pm
AT JERWOOD VISUAL ARTS, within "NOW I GOTTA REASON", a Jerwood Encounters exhibition co-curated by Marcus Coates and Grizedale Arts that focuses on art production as a useful and productive activity.
171 Union Street, Bankside London SE1 0LN
SHOWING: KARPOUZIAAA (2009) 18min
Karpouziaaa is a video document of a live event by Mark Aerial Waller commissioned by Whitley Arts Festival, Reading.
This project is an extension of Waller's practice of introducing fictional scenarios to participants of a video production, in which the fiction edges into an intense experience, where the audience and participants overlap. Here in Karpouziaaa, the audience are also in the video, the audience being the people of Whitley who are participating in the fictional sales experience. The improvised public performance, becoming shopping experiment, was held for a single day at the end of September 2009, and documented on video with participation of the community of Whitley.
Karpouziaaa means 'watermelons' in Greek, the word can be heard in urban streets and villages, called out over loudspeakers from open backed trucks, mobile fruit and vegetable shops.
"Having spent several weeks visiting the area, meeting young people and organiser Angela Bovell at the youth and community centre, I saw that the area didn't need a film, but did need more activity in the empty streets. So the work became a production of a situation. The local community and I set up a mobile fruit and vegetable shop for the day, always knowing that it was being prepared for a film, it was as if the mobile shop was being art directed and we were the extras on the scene. We set up a workshop thinking about what we might shout over the loudspeakers as we drove through the estates of Whitley, a young poet prepared some work and others thought of a dance routine."
Karpouziaaa tests the edge between fiction and action, between make-believe play and work. For one day Waller set up a mobile vegetable shop with residents of Whitley, calling out songs and items for sale over a megaphone. The salesperson’s voice becomes a bold rhythmic poem – a public voice usually associated with political canvassing and totalitarian science fiction dystopias. The realm of poetry is made concrete for a day through the routine of buying and selling.
The final film was screened on a domestic television in the home of one of the participants for the exhibition Whitley Arts Trail (2011), where residents opened their front rooms to the public for the exhibition. Children, local families and visiting art enthusiasts mixed in the milieu of the front rooms of Whitley.
FOLLOWED BY A DISCUSSION OF THE IDEAS SURROUNDING THIS EVENT BASED PROJECT
EXHIBTION : SO-LA at Cell Project Space, London
'TIME TOGETHER' produced by CAC Vilnius for the Baltic Triennial
TIME TOGETHER - DAILY VIDEO (wednesday-sunday until 9th Oct)
Audio – Superpower: Africa in Science Fiction Discussion Event
On Sat 5 May exhibition curators Nav Haq and Al Cameron discussed ideas related to Superpower: Africa in Science Fiction with exhibiting artist Mark Aerial Waller. This discussion looked at the different reasons and methodologies employed by artists in the exhibition, and what it is that the science fiction genre offers to the debate about representations of Africa. An essay written by the curators can also be downloaded here
After the Superpower - Africa in Science Fiction discussion at Arnolfini, Bristol on saturday, I met Science Fiction Publisher and critic, Cheryl Morgan, who shared amazing information on current african science fiction novelists, here is a link to her blog: http://www.cheryl-morgan.com/?p=13748
Offering Transmissions Rodeo 2012
offering transmission installation stills
offering transmission thumbnails
MARK AERIAL WALLER, OFFERING TRANSMISSION
graphite on paper with recent episode of The Simpsons
Seminal British conceptual artist John Latham’s performance work re-worked at Wysing Arts Centre as part of a day of performances and live works that look at ideas around space and time.
WYSING ARTS CENTRE, FOX ROAD, BOURN, CAMBRIDGE CB23 2TX
The performance of the late John Latham’s work at Wysing is the first of a series of new re-workings of the artist’s play The Government of the First and Thirteenth Chair, for camera, for live audience and for publication. In the collaboration between Wysing, Flat Time House (Latham’s studio and home in Peckham) and Norwich University College of the Arts (NUCA), artist Mark Aerial Waller has reworked Latham’s original script and stage directions with students from NUCA to develop a new version of the play, which expresses Latham’s theories of space and time.
BOOK TICKETS HERE or on 01954 718881.
For further visitor information see www.wysingartscentre.org
Emma Smith’s ongoing project ∆E=W, developed with the support of Artsadmin from a series of experiments involving touch, the gaze and spatial harmonics, looks at the experience we have in a gallery through a series of vocal and physical responses to the work on display. Mark Essen shows a new short video work. Francesco Pedraglio’s The Evidence of an Object focuses on the conceptual and practical difficulties of storytelling, reflecting on the idea that any narrative, as much as it creates dependency for its listeners, relies on their interpretative will. Cally Spooner reads a score for a new theatre production on the possibility of not performing. A film programme for a phosphorescent screen has been curated in collaboration with Gil Leung of LUX and artist Ed Atkins.
Artist Talk /Screening
Broadway cinema Nottingham
This programme of films examines the cultural evolution of images within society and the influence they have over an individual. The artists presented explore the relationship of historic images in the present day. The screening will include works by Doug Fishbone, Oliver Laric, Duncan Marquis, Mark Aerial Waller, Jennifer Ross, Clare Harris and Emily Wardill.
Following the screening there will be a Q&A chaired by Joanne Lee (Senior Lecturer, Fine Art, Nottingham Trent University) alongside artists Doug Fishbone and Mark Aerial Waller. The discussion will explore the contemporary use of images and re-appropriation, contemplating on where it is we are going.
Community without Propinquity
End of Show Event - Milton Keynes Gallery 26/11/11
Community without Propinquity* is a project, curated by Claire Louise Staunton and Inheritance Projects, exploring the role of contemporary art and understandings of community in New Towns across the globe. For October and November, the The Project Space at MK Gallery, Milton Keynes has been an active Research Laboratory and forum for public events and new artist commissions. The focus of the research has been on the meaning of "community" in New Towns.
The closing event will frame this work and research within a panel discussion, the launch of a publication published by ANDPublic and And Endless Supply and the first chance to see new work by the six commissioned artists including Caroline Devine, Patrick Staff, Emma Smith, Kelly Large and Mark Aerial Waller.
CONTRIBUTION : INTERVIEW WITH MIKE SPERLINGER
Objectif Exhibitions, 2008-2010 Interviews: Mai Abu ElDahab by Will Holder, Guy Ben-Ner by Jan Verwoert, Mariana Castillo Deball by Giovanni Carmine, Sancho Silva by Luca Cerizza, Michael Smith by Larissa Harris, Yael Davids by Frédérique Bergholtz, Mark Aerial Waller by Mike Sperlinger, Anne Daems by Ronald Van de Sompel, Chris Evans by Francesco Manacorda, Antonio Ortega by David G. Torres, Sharon Hayes by Roger Cook, Christian Jankowski by Raimundas Malašauskas, Michael Stevenson by Esperanza Rosales; glossary by Dexter Sinister
The publication includes a series of interviews with artists who exhibited at Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp, over a two-year period, along with a collection of secondary and parallel material produced in collaboration with each artist. Ranging from the humorous to the pseudo-scientific, the artists discuss the methods by which their research is transformed into practice. Both the artists and the interviewers constitute a community of active and concerned arts practitioners who, through art-making, writing, curation and teaching, deal with issues of representation, behavioral patterns and historical legacy.
Co-published with Objectif Exhibitions
September 2011, English
ICA Artists' Film Club: Mark Aerial Waller
Wednesday 26 October 6.30pm
includes performance : YOGA HORROR
ICA Artists' Film Club: Mark Aerial Waller
Wednesday 26 October 6.30pm
A screening of work by London-based artist Mark Aerial Waller followed by a conversation between Waller and Francis McKee, director of the Centre of Contemporary Art, Glasgow
Mark Aerial Waller is an artist working in video, sculpture and event based practices which explore arcane gateways between reality and fiction. Waller defies conventional screening formats, integrating sculptural objects and live performances for an experience of cinema defined in spatial and situational terms. He is also the founder of The Wayward Canon, a platform for event-based interventions in cinematic practices.
£5 / Free to ICA Members
A CLOCK THAT RUNS ON MUD
an online exhibition curated by Jennifer Teets for NERO
Mark Aerial Waller, Aslı Çavuşoğlu / Burak Arıkan, Vava Dudu, FRANCE FICTION (Marie Bonnet, Stéphane Argillet, Eric Camus, Lorenzo Cirrincione and Nicolas Nakamoto), Valentinas Klimašauskas, Darius Mikšys, Morten Norbye Halvorsen, Francesco Pedraglio, PERENNIAL (Arnaud Hendrickx, Michael Van den Abeele, Richard Venlet), Tania Pérez Córdova,Michael Portnoy, Mateusz Sadowski, Carson Salter, Fatoş Üstek/Per Hüttner+counting
Jennifer Teets's exhibition is now online. You can visit the show HERE
Resident 30: MARK AERIAL WALLER
Sábado, 18 Junho 22h
Sábado, 18 Junho 22h: SUPERPOWER- DAKAR CHAPTER
Bonn University is pleased to announce a BYOB session on Thursday 19th of May 2011 at 6pm. BYOB BONN will take place at the foyer of the Art History Department, the oldest in the world.
Curated by Angelo Plessas, Patrick C. Hass and the curating team of Bonn University
Mark Aerial Waller
many more (list is being updated)
animated gif by SundaySunday
Offering Transmission No 1
Installation view:Offering Transmission No 1(left), Midwatch (right)
Installation view:Offering Transmission No 2 (right) Midwatch (left)
Opening night performance:
Ron and John at Operation Mosaic
+ performance by Douglas Park of:
" "[sic] TIM GOLDIE is one of the most original noise musician/performers on the European scene. His double album "ABJECTOR"[sic] is a violent and considered examination of the fragmentation of language, the de-composition of instrumental research and the painful suffering that accompanies it. Far from any current or cultural influence, Goldie's work places itself in a unique conceptual universe, and its cruel voice warbles a mix of agony and ecstasy. Netmage Festival, Italy 2009
Lancement de l'album
à FRANCE FICTION
Avec : Adrial Solstice, Aniaetleprogammeur, Anna Zaradny, Arne Vinzon, Belleville Boy, Berglind Augustsdottir, Colin Johnco, Dandy Lion Syd, David tv, Dominik Emrich, La Chatte, Jennifer Teets, Lasser Moderna, Le Grand Bizarre, Lorenzo Cirrincione, Mark Aerial Waller, Marc Poitvin, Marie Bonnet, Morten Norbye Halvorsen, Nikolu, Notsocöld, Paul Gellman et Hedi El Kholti, Peebles + Brettles, Peine Perdue, Saint Germain des prés c'est moi, Simon Madeleine, Stéphane Argillet Stereovoid