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Interstices
Terre Thaemlitz: Interstices is new a presentation of video and text components from Thaemlitz’s multi-media work INTERSTICES (2000–2003) across the Auto Italia project space, including full electroacoustic audio video installation work exhibited for the first time in the UK.
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On Nuisance: December 2nd, 4-6pm
As the presentation of Terre Thaemlitz’s Interstices project at Auto Italia comes to an end, we want to invite you to join us for a discussion event on a subject frequently discussed by Thaemlitz: “nuisance”, where we will be joined by Ray Filar, Harley Kurylowski, Wail Qasim and Lexi Turner.
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Nature of the Hunt
Nature of the Hunt is a project by Auto Italia in collaboration with Harman Bains, considering what is at stake in our contemporary desire to re-imagine folkloric and historic modes of violence and resistance. Explored through a disembodied survey of twentieth-century exploitation and body horror cinema, this project asks how the biological danger associated with the nature of the female in these materials might be claimed and shaped. It enables us to explore on new terms these female subjects historically considered dangerous to society.
Images from last weeks ‘Readings in response to the archive of Gran Fury’ at Auto Italia with the incredible @otamere @ladydangfua and @harley.yeung and co curated with @jackwobrien ❣ Photography by @kat_perlak
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COME MY BABY: 4D running in 2
Read an excerpt from Holly Childs' text HAVE THE dusk deepen, performed as part of Auto Italia's Rogue Agents project at Firstdraft, Sydney.
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Loss Leader
Loss Leader is a new moving image commission currently on display at Futura Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague. Presented as a defective video game with a ruptured and inescapable narrative, Loss Leader builds a character portrait of a being turning to violence as an escape from an endless loop of production.
Entering the final weeks of Read My Lips by Gran Fury at Auto Italia. We're open all weekend 12 to 5pm!
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Margaret Haines: I dreamt in Heaven, Psychic Attack Twenty Seventeen
Can I have some empathy on my fries, how about some empathy to pay my rent (2017)
Published to accompany the project Sister said to Satan: my diary is too hot for you, this is the first text in a series from Margaret Haines and Josefin Arnell.
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Rush
Rush is a new body of work initiated by Christopher Kirubi in collaboration with Auto Italia. Launching with an evening of newly commissioned performance, the ongoing project takes shape through a collaboration developed with Adam Fa-Rah, Chloe Fiilani, Shenece Oretha and Rhoda Boateng, working together as artists and friends meeting regularly to discuss spaces of desire, of community, and of action.
“We witness with Gran Fury a sophistication of understanding enabling a group to create a body of work which, by enacting resistance opens up a beautiful and fascinating aesthetic pedagogy.” . @sophierisner for @thisistomorrow_ on
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Victoria Sin on Ursula Le Guin
Artist Victoria Sin explores the power of Ursula Le Guin's "carrier bag" approach to storytelling.
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Body Loss
Somewhere there is a Siren. The disembodied female voice is perhaps even more horrific than the female body. The dark in itself is not as frightening as the imagination it lures.
i know we basically run a @metahaven fan account, but here's a picture from their current exhibition EARTH @stedelijkmuseum that i thought was v. beautiful - showing their piece Hometown (2018). Tonight, Metahaven are presenting A Plot Formerly Known as Dream @icalondon with @nkisiii @hesaitix @bonaventure_mbote @kuedo_ @kaisersafa. . "Programmed in conjunction with Metahaven: VERSION HISTORY, Metahaven and the ICA present a night of live performance and DJ sets by electronic musicians and producers who have collaborated with Metahaven, and two whom Metahaven greatly admire. These artists’ layered compositions fuse complex influences and forms of sonic collage to conjure moods, identities and rhythms that are at once cinematic, expressive and interrogative of lived realities."
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Rogue Agents
Rogue Agents is a group project at Firstdraft, Sydney seeking to collectively uncover ideas around figures that can disrupt, subvert and redirect power. From historical and folkloric interpretations of witchcraft to bio-technologies and body hacking, Rogue Agents will explore alternative models of being and desiring.