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The Edge of the Earth
Institute of Contemporary Arts
Ed Emshwiller, Sunstone, 1979, colour, sound, 3 min 55 sec. Courtesy Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York

Programmed in parallel with I must create a Master Piece to pay the Rent, a survey exhibition of the work of Julie Becker, The Edge of the Earth is a group screening that draws together video works by five artists. As Becker's work operates at the psychic edge of shared social and cultural imaginaries, these videos display an intertextual relationship with the Hollywood dream factory, news and advertising in Los Angeles and the United States. Exploring the power of ‘the media’ and its ability to shock, provoke, persuade, invoke fantasy and provide catharsis, artists Tony Cokes, Branda Miller, Ellen Cantor, Peter d’Agostino and Ed Emshwiller explore the construction of ‘the real’ and the testing of its perimeters.

Tony Cokes, Ad Vice, 1999, colour, sound, 6 min. 36 sec.

Ed Emshwiller, Sunstone, 1979, colour, sound, 3 min. 55 sec.

Peter d'Agostino, Suburban Strategies, 1980, colour, sound, 15 min. 43 sec.

Branda Miller, I Want Some Insecticide, 1986, colour and b&w, sound, 3 min. 53 sec.

Ellen Cantor, Evokation of My Demon Sister, 2002, colour, sound, 4 min. 38 sec.

Branda Miller, Time Squared, 1988, colour, sound, 6 min. 33 sec.

Tony Cokes, Black Celebration, 1988, colour and b&w, sound, 17 min. 11 sec.
06:45 pm
Wed, 08 Aug 2018
Cinema 1

All films are ad-free and 18+ unless otherwise stated, and start with a 10 min. curated selection of trailers.

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Evokation of My Demon Sister
I Want Some Insecticide
Black Celebration
Time Squared