[Frameworks] *¨°¨* Steven Ball - Travelling Practice - Directors Lounge Screening - 27.10. * ¨°¨*

From: Klaus W. Eisenlohr <klaus_at_richfilm.de>
Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2011 15:02:54 +0200

Directors Lounge Screening

Steven Ball
Travelling Practice
video works
Thursday, 27 Oct. 2011
Bergstraße 2
10115 Berlin-Mitte

Travelling Practice
Digital video works by Steven Ball 2003 - 2010.
These works travel near and far, across physical
and virtual space using material collected en
route. Steven Ball's video work is radically
contemporary in its appearance. He generally uses
his own camera footage, his own voice as text,
and with it a different layer of discursive
material. His audio-visual material appears to be
straight, clear and sharp, but the themes the
artist is concerned with are less easy to
encompass. In very short it may possibly be
described as an interest in landscape and the
politics of its reproduction.

It may not be immediately obvious that Steven
Ball's work has been much influenced by his
experiences in Australia. He lived in Melbourne
for 12 years from 1988 to 2000, where he was a
very active member of the local art and super-8
film scene. Upon returning to live in London, he
made another decisive move to the then "new
medium" of digital video. Another idea he brought
in his luggage was the intellectual debate around
native Australian thinking and the respect for
traditional beliefs and myths. Ball's critical
reflection on the seemingly unquestionable
"truths" of the Western world may be related to
this discussion.

While using the straight and accessible language
of digital video, Steven Ball subverts easy
consumption by cautious diversion of our viewing
expectations. It thus will not only be an
absorbing viewing experience but an interesting
discussion is to be expected. Steven Ball is
coming from London to personally present the
(Klaus W. Eisenlohr)

Metalogue (26:37, 2003),
Direct Language (10:00, 2005 - 2008),
The Ground, the Sky, and the Island (7:45, 2008),
Aboriginal Myths of South London (10:27, 2010),
Personal Electronics (26:00, 2010)

Artist Links:
home: http://www.steven-ball.net
blog: http://directobjective.blogspot.com
videoblog: http://directlanguage2010.blogspot.com
Public Water: http://www.publicwater.net

More infos:

Direct Programme Link:

Klaus W. Eisenlohr, Osnabrücker Str. 25, D-10589 Berlin, Germany
email:			klaus_at_richfilm.de
and film production:		http://www.richfilm.de
phone:			int.- 49 - 30 - 3409 5343 (BERLIN)

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