Location: Het Huis
These four short films show us stories about our dreams and interactions with machines today. They explore the mythological value of history with questions such as: do the things we learned when we were young still ring true today? And to which extent does the spectre of capitalism loom over our culture?
Gradient Ascent (2017) 12 min, James Bridle (GB)
Unreal Estate (2015) 18 min, Lawrence Lek (DE)
Conversation Piece (2013) 17 min, Gabriela Golder (AR)
The Inner Sanctum (2017) 13 min, Matthew C. Wilson (US)
JAMES BRIDLE― Artist
James Bridle (b. 1980) is an artist, writer, journalist, and technologist from London, UK, currently living in Athens, Greece. His artworks and installations have been exhibited in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australia, and have been viewed by hundreds of thousands visitors online. He has been commissioned by organisations including the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Barbican, Artangel, the Oslo Architecture Triennale, the Istanbul Design Biennial, and been honoured by Ars Electronica, the Japan Media Arts Festival, and the Design Museum, London.
MATTHEW C. WILSON― Artist
Matthew C. Wilson works in a variety of media including installation, sculpture, video, and site specific action. His work draws out entanglements between natural, historical, cultural, and economic processes. Wilson is currently an artist/researcher in residence at the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht, NL.
LAWRENCE LEK― Artist
Lawrence Lek creates speculative worlds and site-specific simulations using gaming software, video, installation and performance. Often based on real places, his digital environments reflect the impact of the virtual on our perception of reality. Contrasts between utopia and ruins, desire and loss, and fantasy and history appear throughout his work to symbolise this exchange. Lek is a graduate of the Cooper Union, the Architectural Association, and Trinity College, Cambridge. His work has been featured in recent exhibitions at Tramway, as part of Glasgow International 2016; Seoul Museum of Art, as part of Seoul Mediacity Biennial 2016, KW Institut, Berlin, Germany; Cubitt Gallery, London; Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge and the Delfina Foundation, London. He is recipient of the Jerwood/FVU Awards 2016, the Tenderflix/Tenderpixel Artist Video Award and the 2015 Dazed Emerging Artist Award.
GABRIELA GOLDER― Artist
Visual artist, curator and professor of Experimental Video and New Media in Argentina and abroad. She is the co-director of the Bienal de la Imagen en Movimiento (BIM) and CONTINENTE, Research Center in Audiovisual Arts, Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero, in Argentina. Since the beginning of 2013, she is the Guest curator of the Experimental Video and Film Program of the Modern Art Museum, in Buenos Aires. She works on film, video and installations. Her works mainly raise issues of memory, identity and the world of labour.