Experimental Film & Video Exhibition, CICA Museum, South Korea 24 August - 4 September; Alienation, New York 16 - 21 August; Compromised Collaborations, Huddersfield Media Centre 12 May - 26 August; Sites of Desire, the New Utopians, Utrecht (online)
John O'Hare: site-responsive artworks & pro
Sites of Desire
Featured presentation available at https://thenewutopians.wordpress.com/
The Road to Middle England/Living the Dream
This is an animation series which parodies the English obsession with social mobility. The films explore the ideology of social progression from the perspective of those that are in unskilled work or faced with the prospect of unemployment. The first story follows an unnamed jobseeker, faced with a mandatory work trial to continue his entitlement to social welfare. The second follows a call centre worker undergoing rehabilitation for a sudden lapse in self-motivation. A dystopian nightmare unfolds as humiliation becomes a necessary experience of class progression.
Showing in Alienation, Broklyn, New York 16-21 August & the Experimental Film and Video Exhibition 2016 at CICA Museum, South Korea, 24 August - 4 September
Further information here: http://cicamuseum.com/cica-experimental-film-and-video-exhibition-summer-fall-2016/
Proposals have been invited for a project examining the theme of collaboration and the difficulty it poses to the artistic integrity of those involved. The production of works are taking place over the next months into mid-2016. The collection of resulting collaborations will then be exhibited.
Showing at Huddersfield Media Centre until 26 August
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