The Carousel

Root Event

Werkleitz Festival 2015 .move ON

Parent Event

Root Event

Werkleitz Festival 2015 .move ON

Parent Event

Video Lecture Performance
The Carousel
10. 10. 2015
Soda_Jerk: The Carousel (2011) © Soda_Jerk
Soda_Jerk: The Carousel (2011) © Soda_Jerk
Soda_Jerk: The Carousel (2011) 2-channel video lecture performance, 60 minutes, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, 2012, Photo by Gallery of Modern Art

Cinema films death at work. By embalming traces of the living, film functions as a form of mummification as well as a site where the dead are resurrected through the life-giving motion of the film projector. The Carousel (2011) is a live video essay that unearths these séance fictions of cinema, tracing an alternative history of film as a burial crypt where we collectively commune with the dead. Within this work, live narration is used to navigate an eclectic matrix of film samples, producing a multi-channel video essay where it makes perfect sense to conjoin media theory, mysticism, deconstruction, kung fu, vintage sci-fi, zombie flicks and techno horror.

The Carousel is informed by research into cultural theories of hauntology and runs parallel to Dark Matter, a series of video installations by Soda_Jerk.

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