Soda_Jerk is a 2-person art collective that works with sampled material to construct rogue historiographies. Taking the form of video installations, lecture performances and cut-up texts, their archival image practice is situated at the interzone of errant pedagogy, documentary and speculative fiction. Projects currently in development include two new dual-projection lecture performances. The first, Terror Nullius, excavates the true horror at the heart of Australian film mythologies, while Netsploits rewires a matrix of samples from cyber films and web sources to construct a counter-history of internet antiheroes.
Formed in Sydney in 2002, Soda_Jerk moved to Berlin in 2010 to participate in the International Studio Program at Künstlerhaus Bethanien. More recently they have been based in the US, undertaking residencies at Flux Factory in New York, and LoBot in West Oakland. They are currently based in New York where they are also participating in the 2014 Art & Law Program at Fordham Law School. They have exhibited at institutions such as the Museum of the Moving Image, New York; Studio Museum Harlem; Grimmuseum, Berlin; Museum of Contemporary Art Australia and microcinemas such as Spectacle, Union Docs, Anthology Film Archives and Other Cinema. Their work has screened internationally in experimental film programs and festivals including New Forms, Vancouver; Abandon Normal Devices, Liverpool and the 10th Anniversary of the Pirate Bay, Stockholm.
Residents from Australia
Anouk Kruithof considers photography as a starting point of infinite possibilities. Her method is interdisciplinary and mostly idea based. Through social interactions like encounters with strangers, she analyzes, shapes and imagines work and informs her practice. Research in the form of interviews, temporary installations and performative interactions with unknown people and space form the basis of her photographs. She then uses these photographs as material, which she transfers across different surfaces and spaces into minimal installations and tactile artist-books.
Anouk Kruithof is a Dutch artist born in 1981 in Dordrecht, the Netherlands. In 2011, she moved from Berlin to New York City. She has presented solo exhibitions at Boetzelaer I Nispen, London; Galerie Adler, Frankfurt; Museum het Domein, Sittard and FOAM, Amsterdam. Her work also includes the group exhibitions The Feverish Library, Capitain-Petzel Gallery, Berlin; Super Positions / The New Wight Biennal, University of California – Los Angeles;The Daegu Photo Biennal, Daegu; Crossroads, Kunst Im Tunnel, Düsseldorf; Quickscan #01 at Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam and has shown at Australian Center for Photography, Sydney; Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Liege; Temporare Kunsthalle, Berlin; The Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Dutch Culture Center, Shanghai and Kunstraum Niederosterreich, Vienna. In 2011 she won the Grand Prix Jury as well as the Photoglobal Prize at THE Festival International de Mode et de Photographie, Hyères, and In 2012 she was honored with an ICP Infinity Award from the International Center for Photography, New York. Kruithof writes for 1000 Words magazine, Wanderingbears, PhotoEye and Photoq and has lectured at TATE Modern, London; Leeds College of Art; Hartford Art School; Officine Fotografische, Rome; Deichtorhallen Hamburg and the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
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Residents from The Netherlands
Alice Schivardi is interested in collecting stories and establishing human relationships, leading her toward a pursuit of the other as well as of the self. She focuses both on the natural and human condition, using technological and manual language. Schivardi’s work explores social phenomena and their logic, with a methodology that treasures the intimate exchange of micro-experiences. The threads of her “embroidery drawings” become a link between the artist and the stories, the artistic process and the finished artwork. Alice Schivardi lives and works in Rome.