Nova Milne create moments of connection or disruption, often taking the form of encounters across the breach of time. These sometimes reveal invisible or poetic connections between minor-historical events, and shared fictional or popular references. Through their increasingly expanded video installations, they unleash the occult potential of recombining anachronistic elements, forging a magical sympathy between documentary or amature sources and fabricated material. Their process invents a de-centered point of view and the question of inter-subjectivity forms an ongoing curiosity, alongside considerations of time, mysticism, longing, and empathy.
Nova Milne is a relationship that began when the two artists met as teenagers in 1998, and started exhibiting in 2003. They are recent alumni of the Residency Program at the Bemis Center, Omaha and have undertaken several residencies, including at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, and Artspace, Sydney. Their solo exhibitions include the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia; The Physics Room, New Zealand; and Artspace, Australia. Other exhibitions include venues such as the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia; The Kadist Art Foundation, Paris; The Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania; The Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne; 104 and The Musee Rodin, Paris.
Residents from Australia
Operating between photography, documentary film and video art, Gianfranco Foschino’s work is currently focused on video installations, which evoke “tableaux vivants”, emulating a sort of live photograph. Shooting long sequences from fixed viewpoints he produces scenes with minimal movements, presented on flat screens, and framed as light boxes. Distanced from urban life, he portrays bucolic scenes that seem to occur in parallel time dimensions. The political value of Foschino’s work lies in exploring the singular anachronism of these spaces, and trying to recognize anonymous stories and lost lifestyles.
Gianfranco Foschino was born in 1983 in Santiago de Chile. He graduated in Cinema Studies from UNIACC University (Santiago). In 2010, he had his first exhibition Almost Romantic curated by Christopher Eamon at I-20 Gallery, New York. In 2011, his work was featured at the Latin American pavilion of 54th La Biennale di Venezia. In 2014, he participated as guest artist of the Chilean pavilion MONOLITH CONTROVERSIES at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition, awarded with the Silver Lion prize. He currently lives and works in Santiago de Chile.
Residents from Chile
Allard van Hoorn
Allard van Hoorn investigates relationships to our environment incorporating the disciplines of architecture, design, music and dance. He visually, acoustically and spatially transcodes our usage and perception of cities and nature in order to question preconceptions and experiences of the spaces we live and work in. Through mapping and the subsequent re-ordering of embedded rituals, rules and routines in buildings and public spaces, he allows for reinterpretation of form and function taking into account the inherent impossibility of complete description of our world by manmade systems.
Allard van Hoorn (Leiden, The Netherlands, 1968) has been shown at biennials in cities including Istanbul, Shenzen and Gwangju. His work has also been shown at the de Appel Arts Centre and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York City; Pinakothek der Moderne, Zurich; the Moore Space, Miami; MoCA and Zendai MoMA, Shanghai; Art Rotterdam; Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; Gasworks, London; CCCB, Barcelona; Museu de Arte Moderna, Salvador; Museo de la Ciudad de México, the German Architectural Centre, Berlin and Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati. He currently collaborates as Outpost with OfficeUS, the official participation of the United States at the Venice Architectural Biennial. He tutors at the Architectural Association in London.