DIRT TIME: 9.Theorem 7.Debacle

Wylde, Gillian ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5436-0771 (2013) DIRT TIME: 9.Theorem 7.Debacle. In: DIRT TIME: 9.Theorem 7.Debacle, 7 April, 2013, Videotage, , To Kwa Wan, Hong Kong.

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Abstract / Summary

4 week Artist Research Residency at Videotage
To Kwa Wan, Hong Kong

Videotage is a leading non-profit organisation in facilitating, promoting and presenting new media art in Hong Kong. Since 1986, Videotage has developed itself from an umbrella for media artists to a media art and culture network for cross-disciplinary cultural productions and international exchange of ideas and knowledge.

Because ‘low theory never needs to dispense with high theory, it merely takes up a different relation to it’.
- ‘The Queer Art of Failure’ Jack Halberstam

DIRT TIME: 9.Theorem 7.Debacle is a collage-video work, emerging from a two-week residency undertaken by Gillian Wylde at Videotage. As a ‘copy in motion’ the video embraces the out of focus and the ineffectual. As Hito Steyerl notes in her essay ‘In Defence of the Poor Image’;

‘The poor image is a copy in motion. Its quality is bad, its resolution substandard. As it accelerates, it deteriorates. It is a ghost of an image, a preview, a thumbnail, an errant idea, an itinerant image distributed for free, squeezed through slow digital connections, compressed, reproduced, ripped, remixed, as well as copied and pasted into other channels of distribution”.

Throughout the residency Gillian Wylde has explored assemblage and copy culture as an expanded critical and aesthetic tactic. These tactics create a ‘reverse discourse’ or queering that attempt to unhinge ‘normative’ structures, powers of language or immutable historiographies. The video work developed during the residency assimilates mongrel foraging activities of appropriation from a variety of found and selected material including work from the archive; VMAC (Videotage Media Art Collection).


Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Subjects: Film & TV
Arts > Fine Art
Philosophy & Psychology
Writing & Journalism
Courses by Department: The Falmouth School of Art > Fine Art
Depositing User: Gillian Wylde
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2017 11:04
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2023 13:37
URI: https://repository.falmouth.ac.uk/id/eprint/2324


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