Kate Warren
Soda_Jerk: TERROR NULLIUS

Soda_Jerk, TERROR NULLIUS

Australian Centre for the Moving Image 20 March – 1 July 2018

By Kate Warren

TERROR NULLIUS, the “controversial” new film by artist–filmmakers Soda_Jerk (Dominique Angeloro and Dan Angeloro) opens with a slightly distorted rendition of “Advance Australia Fair”. It appropriately sets the scene for what is to come, as the film takes its viewers on a wide-ranging journey, in three acts, which emphasises the dark underside to Australian popular culture and politics....

Kate Warren
Cover Versions: Mimicry and Resistance

Cover Versions: Mimicry and Resistance

Shepparton Art Museum, 11 November 2017 – 14 January 2018. Curated by Anna Briers.

By Kate Warren

There is nothing I enjoy more than a good impersonation. I recently came across a video of a young Martin Short appearing on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. The conversation had turned to the various impressions that Short was working on, when off-camera a voice is heard to ask, “Do you do me?” It’s actress Bette Davis, who had been Carson’s guest...

Kate Warren
The Score

The Score

The Ian Potter Museum of Art, 1 August – 5 November 2017. Curated by Jacqueline Doughty.

By Kate Warren

One of the things I enjoy most about going to an orchestral performance are the moments when the musicians onstage complete their final warm-ups, exercises and tunings. Being not yet focused into a single force, the performers’ last-minute preparations are individual and not precisely coordinated or harmonised. Nonetheless, they blend and complement each other, creating a mix o...

Kate Warren
Andrea Grützner: Tanztee and Erbgericht

Andrea Grützner Tanztee and Erbgericht

Centre for Contemporary Photography, 9 June – 23 July 2017

By Kate Warren

Writing in Artforum in 2004, Abigail Solomon-Godeau described the 'miniature guillotine' of the camera's shutter. The camera slices a moment in time from the world, removing it from its original context, but also potentially relaunching it as a new, transformed event. In Andrea Grützner's current exhibition at the Centre for Contemporary Photography, the German artist has foc...

Kate Warren
Daniel Crooks: Parabolic | Miyanaga Akira: REALTIME

Daniel Crooks, Parabolic

Anna Schwartz Gallery, 11 February – 1 April 2017

Miyanaga Akira, REALTIME

National Gallery of Victoria, 18 November 2016 – 30 April 2017

By Kate Warren

The growth of the large metropolitan cities of modernity occurred largely alongside the invention and proliferation of camera technologies in the nineteenth century. It is therefore not surprising that many of the earliest, and most iconic images from the histories of photography and cinema feature cities or...