26th May 2011 18:00 – 21:00
The second in the new series of Filmarmalade presents… is a screening of Aukje Dekker’s Versus.
Aukje Dekker’s Versus, records the artist first kissing then head butting a boxing ball continuously for 10 minutes as a single take performance to camera. Such acts of apparent meaninglessness allow Dekker to mediate on the status of value in a world without transcendence, which through her acts of banal repetition create a frame of reference that can ultimately liberate us from the existential void we are all bound to eternally rehearse.
Dekker recently exhibited work at the Gallery Vriend van Bavink, Amsterdam, the Camden Arts Centre, London and the Venice Biennial. She was born in Holland and lives and works in Amsterdam.
The evening will also include a round table discussion between Aukje Dekker’s, the artist Paul O’Kane and Gordon Shrigley.
Throughout 2011 IMT Gallery will be screening the following artists film and video works published by Filmarmalade: Aukje Dekker, Kristian De La Riva, Emily Russell, Luciano Zubillaga and Ralitza Petrova.
Filmarmalade is an artist run project established to publish on DVD selected artistsʼ films and video works, so as to encourage a wider access to the moving image and to allow a greater understanding, through specially commissioned interviews of how each artist situates their work, in relation to the history of art and contemporary fine art practice.