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.
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.
Welcome to America, Gran Fury (1988). Installed on billboards in SoHo and Harlem NY. Images: New York Public Library
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.
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.
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.
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.
the Read My Lips exhibition brochure is now available as a PDF on our website (link in bio)⠀ ⠀ show continues to 2 December
Victoria Sin on Ursula Le Guin
Artist Victoria Sin explores the power of Ursula Le Guin's "carrier bag" approach to storytelling.
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.