Tobias Dostal works to rid the film medium of the classic canvas by restaging the movie in a space with sculptural elements – rebuilt 16 mm projectors and projection screens made of wood or paper constructions, for example. Addressing the roots of the film and similar artistic approaches in the past is crucial to his work. After extensive experiments in a variety of media, formats and techniques and dealing with artistic approaches such as the “Expanded Cinema” and structural film and the history of film, he found his visual language through the use of celluloid film.
Tobias Dostal (born 1982 in Bad Hersfeld, Germany) studied drawing, film and skuplture at the Braunschweig Universitity of Arts. His Film installations have been shown in group exhibitions at the gallery of La Esmeralda, New Mexico; Kunstschaufenster am Hallenbad, Wolfsburg; End in Nation, Kapitelsaal, Bad Hersfeld; Films about being God, Kreuzberg Pavillion, Berlin; Metamorphosen, Allgemeiner Konsumverein, Braunschweig and the Up and Coming Film Festival, Hannover.
Events & Exhibitions
Residents from Germany
Jackson Slattery’s practice operates within the grey area between external and internal realities and examines the relationship between concept and subject matter. In collecting disparate and diverse images then meticulously reconstructing them, Slattery alludes to a narrative of events, one that is concerned as much with the fiction as with the realities that it is extracted from. Recently, Slattery’s practice has branched out from the tight frame of the watercolour with a radical shift in scale in the form of sculpture and installation.
Jackson Slattery (Born 1983) lives and works between Montreal and Melbourne. In 2004, Slattery received his BFA in Drawing from RMIT University. Slattery has shown extensively both nationally and internationally. Recent exhibitions include Drunk Versus Stoned, Neon Parc, 2013; Wrong Formalism, Sutton Gallery, Fitzroy, 2012; Primavera, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 2010 and in 2013 he will be Asialink Australia’s representative at Setouchi Triennale. Slattery has participated in several residency’s including Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne, 2008-10 as well as the Sammlung Lenikus Programme, Vienna, 2012. Slattery is represented by Sutton Gallery, Fitzroy.
Residents from Australia
Bernard Williams embraces a range of formats for the expression of his interests and concerns. The artist investigates the complexities of American history and culture through painting, sculpture, and installation. Within these broad arenas, the work seeks a kind of open-ended dialogue, addressing identity, flattening hierarchies, and questioning who we are collectively. Risk, adventure, conquest, personal status, privilege, and mechanical development are some of the thematic concepts which are pushed into form.
Bernard Williams (born 1964) is a native of Chicago. He holds a BFA from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and an MFA from Northwestern University. He also studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Williams has taught at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has completed numerous residencies around the United States. In 2009, a large temporary outdoor sculpture was mounted at Socrates Sculpture Park in New York. In 2013, Williams designed and installed two large temporary outdoor sculptures at the Laumeier Sculpture Park in St. Louis. A permanent steel sculpture is currently under installation in Chicago.