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
Jenny Brockmann develops a dialogue between personal experience, social/political themes, and the space where they intersect. Brockmann immerses herself in an architectural space, either pre-existing or created, and works with materials and forms that adapt to and modify the space. Her interventions aim to create a dialogue, tension and ambiguity between the sensual and industrial qualities of the space. She researches natural forms and processes and the function of human and social behaviors in a variety of different media. Through performances, Brockmann explores her personal psychological and physiological borders in order to transfer them into a space and create radical compositions for her investigations.
Jenny Brockmann (born 1976, Berlin) has exhibited internationally in solo and group exhibitions including Manege, St. Petersburg; Museo de Arte de El salvador, San Salvador; Nordart, Rendsburg; Kasko, Basel; St. Pancras, London; Gallery Gerken, Berlin; Museo para la identidad Nacional, Tegucigalpa and Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin.
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Residents from Germany
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.