“Click Click Click,” a screening of contemporary digital video and GIF works that encompass a broad variety of practices and approaches, including artists Lorna Mills, Jennifer Chan, Gaby Cepeda and Adriana Minoliti, Nicole Killian, Giselle Zatonyl, Claudia Maté, Dafna Ganani, Tessa Siddle, Morehshin Allahyari, Eva Papamargariti, Sabrina Ratté, Geraldine Juarez, Claire Evans, and more to be announced.
Ways of Something is a remake of John Bergen’s “Ways of Seeing”, curated by your loving curator Lorna Mills in which 58 artists interpret or misinterpret one minute of the documentary. FT2000 is my contribution for the minute 2 of the Episode 2, which will be part of the NYC screening debut on september 6th in Transfer Gallery, followed by a discussion led by artist Lorna Mills, Julia van Mourik from the Sandberg institute in Amsterdam, and Paddy Johnson of ArtFCity.
Ways of Something”, is a contemporary remake of John Berger’s BBC documentary, “Ways of Seeing” (1972). Commissioned by The One Minutes, at the Sandberg institute in Amsterdam and comp…iled by Lorna Mills, the project consists of one-minute videos by fifty eight web-based artists who commonly work with 3D rendering, gifs, film remix, webcam performances, and websites to describe the cacophonous conditions of artmaking after the internet.
The screening at TRANSFER Gallery is based on the first two episodes of a four-part series of thirty-minute films created by art theorist John Berger and produced by Mike Dibb. In the original episode one, voice-of-God narration over iconic European paintings offer a careful dissection of traditional “fine art” media and the way society has come to understand them as art. The second episode is a contentious and sometimes maddening look at the female nude in the western tradition.
The combined work is, in effect, art about art about television about the internet.
Featuring formal, figural and kitsch practices to videomaking, “Ways of Something” is constituted by aesthetically diverse interpretations of Berger’s ideas on looking at art after the introduction of digital media and the internet. Ultimately, it turns the highbrow nature of the original documentary film into a exuberant and disjointed series on how artists understand art today.