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Bridget Walker [Videonale.14]

*1983, in Melbourne AUS
, lives and works in Paris FRA
Studied at the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne AUS

2012 ID 2012, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra AUS 

        Panorama, Galerie Rauchfeld, Paris FRA

2010 Instructions for Initial Conditions. Drift Station & Parallax Space, Nebraska USA

        Official Selection, Semana del Cine Experimental de Madrid ESP

        Official Selection, Experimental Program; 57th Melbourne International Film Festival AUS 

2008 Burrinja New Media Project, Burrinja Community Cultural Centre Gallery AUS 

        Southern Panorama, 16th International Electronic Art Festival, SESC VIDEOBRASIL, Sao Paulo BRA

Exhibitions [selection]:

2012 ID 2012, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra AUS 

         Panorama, Galerie Rauchfeld, Paris FRA

2010 Instructions for Initial Conditions. Drift Station & Parallax Space, Nebraska USA

         Official Selection, Semana del Cine Experimental de Madrid ESP

         Official Selection, Experimental Program; 57th Melbourne International Film Festival AUS 

2008 Burrinja New Media Project, Burrinja Community Cultural Centre Gallery AUS 

         Southern Panorama, 16th International Electronic Art Festival, SESC VIDEOBRASIL, Sao Paulo BRA

 

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Le Spectre Silencieux du Mouvement, 2012, 6:27 min., sound, colour [Videonale.14]

Can animation and reality merge, not just as a film effect but also in everyday life? “The Silent Spectre of Motion” plays with this idea when the artist, dressed as a ghost, plays a game of deception using various media. The genres drawing, comics, animation and documentation are literally stirred together. The three-part video work begins with two academics who discuss and then solve a rebus, accompanied by an abstract series of geometrical patterns reminiscent of an aggressive video game. In the second section of the video the artist transforms herself into a ghost. Walker cuts a piece of material out of her white cloak and changes this into a manuscript scroll. This gives rise to numerous manuscripts, each of which is unfurled. In this way are revealed, for example, the plans of military equipment which animation techniques then bring to life. The final part is documentary and records the experiment of fiction which has become reality. People from the immediate surroundings are interviewed about the artist’s transformation into a ghost, letting the real and imaginary world merge into one another. The question about the possibility or impossibility of what has taken place remains unanswered.

Alexander Pütz

Bridget Walker [ Videonale.14 ]