This week the Film Archive mediagallery presents a survey of works by artists and film-maker Peter Wareing, presented in person by the film-maker.
Thursday 7 October
The Second Gilded Age: Peter Wareing Short Films 2000-2010
7pm, 60 mins
Four short videos made in New York from 2000-2010 reflecting on security, prosperity and the mis-use of power.
Friday Oct 8, Saturday Oct 9
Not Everybody Can Do Everything - A film by Peter Wareing
7pm, 110 mins
Filmed over 14 years in Manhattan, Not Everybody Can do Everything is an intimate portrait of the relationship between the filmmaker and three people with severe visual impairment and developmental disabilities.
A graduate of Canterbury School of Fine Arts in Christchurch (Honors Painting), New Zealand born Peter Wareing moved to New York in 1981 to study painting at The New York Studio School for Painting Drawing and Sculpture. In 1990s he turned to film and video, studying film production and film studies at School of Visual Arts and The New School and acting/scene studies at HB Studios in New York. Since then his experimental films and documentaries have been screened in festivals and exhibited in art galleries internationally and have received numerous awards.
You are invited to A Horse Walks into a Bar - Exploring the Mechanics of Humour, an installation from the collection of the New Zealand Film Archive with new works by Caroline Johnston & John Lake, Dick Whyte, Claire Harris and Glen Stewart, curated by Mark Williams. Opening 5.30pm Wednesday 6 October at the Film Archive mediagallery.
Drawing on television, newsreels, advertising, home movies and artist works especially made for the exhibition, A Horse Walks into a Bar charts how humour has changed over the past 100 years and its potential to succeed, fail or backfire.
A Horse Walks into a Bar - Exploring the Mechanics of Humour
Works by Caroline Johnston & John Lake, Dick Whyte, Claire Harris and Glen Stewart
Opening 5.30pm, Wednesday 6 October
Film Archive mediagallery
Corner of Taranaki and Ghuznee Sts
Still: Bishop Brian Orders Pizza (Glen Stewart, 2010)
Kia Ora Koutou
I hope this will attract new writings from Aotearoa! I know it isn't open
access (yet!), and refereeing is out (but that's only part of the journal) -
but a regular and reliable refereed (brownie points) journal for media arts
could be really valuable in these PBRF days
The Moving Image Review & Art Journal (MIRAJ) is the first peer-reviewed
publication devoted to artists¹ film and video, and its contexts. It is
published twice a year in print by Intellect Books in collaboration with the
CCW Graduate School, University of the Arts London. MIRAJ offers a widely
distributed international forum for debates surrounding all forms of
artists¹ moving image and media artworks.
The editors invite contributions from art historians and critics, film and
media scholars, curators, and, not least, practitioners. We seek pieces that
offer theories of the present moment but also writings that propose
historical re-readings. We welcome essays that:
re-view canonical works and texts, or identify ruptures in the standard
histories of artists¹ film and video;
discuss the development of media arts, including the history of imaging
technologies, as a strand within the history of art;
address issues of the ontology and medium-specificity of film, video and
new media, or the entanglement of the moving image in a post-medium
attempt to account for the rise of projected and screen-based images in
contemporary art, and the social, technological, or political-economic
effects of this proliferation;
investigate interconnections between moving images and still images; the
role of sound; the televisual; and the interaction of the moving image with
other elements including technology, human presence and the installation
analyse para-cinematic or extra-cinematic works to discover what these
tell us about cinematic properties such as temporal progression or
spectatorial immersion or mimetic representation;
explore issues of subjectivity and spectatorship;
investigate the spread of moving images beyond the classical spaces of the
cinema and the gallery, across multiple institutions, sites and delivery
consider the diverse uses of the moving image in art: from political
activism to pure sensory and aesthetic pleasure, from reportage to
documentary testimony, from performativity to social networking;
suggest new methods of theorizing and writing the moving image.
We welcome work that intersects with other academic disciplines and artistic
practices. We encourage writing that is lucid without compromising
We publish the following types of writing: scholarly articles (50008000
words); opinion pieces or polemics (1000 words); feature articles and
interviews (3000 words); reviews of books, exhibitions, and events
(15003000 words). Only scholarly articles will be blind peer-reviewed. All
writings should propose a central idea or thesis argued through a discussion
of the work under review.
All submissions should be in English and adhere to the Intellect Style Guide
For scholarly articles, please submit completed manuscripts. For all other
types of writing, please only submit 500 word proposals in the first
instance. Send all contributions and proposals by e-mail in doc or rtf
format to the Editorial Assistant, Kate Pelling, CCW Graduate School,
University of the Arts London: k.pelling(a)arts.ac.uk
Deadline for submissions: 31 January 2011.
Founding Editor: Catherine Elwes, CCW Graduate School, University of the
Associate Editors: Sean Cubitt, University of Melbourne, Australia; Eu Jin
Chua, Unitec, New Zealand; Janine Marchessault, York University, Canada.
Reviews Editor: Pryle Behrman, London.
Features Editor: Lucy Reynolds, London.
Editorial Assistant: Kate Pelling, CCW Graduate School, University of the
Editorial Board: Rachel O. Moore, Goldsmiths, University of London; A.L.
Rees, Royal College of Art, London; Mike Sperlinger, LUX, London.
The International Advisory Board includes:
Mark Bartlett; Suzanne Buchan; Ian Christie; Stuart Comer; Maeve Connolly;
David Curtis; T.J. Demos; Thomas Elsaesser; Stan Frankland; David E. James;
Laura Mulvey; Mark Nash; Michele Pierson; Catherine Russell; Tom Sherman;
Prof Sean Cubitt
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