LAUNCH: Fresh Moves: New Moving Images from the UK.

28 Jun 2007

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16:00 – 23:00

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ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts)

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Launch of tank.tv's first DVD.



Fresh Moves
New Moving Images from the UK
a DVD of film and video art by tank.tv

Launch of the DVD at the ICA, London 28/06/07 7pm

The appearance of Fresh Moves is a unique event making artists' moving images, some of which are rarely seen, available beyond the conventional context of art exhibitions and fleeting lives online. The project is a result of tank.tv's continuous collaboration and exchange with artists, institutions and independent curators which has made it the inimitable platform for moving image practice that it is today.

Showcasing new moving image work since 2003, tank.tv presents its first DVD anthology. This collection contains 24 film and video pieces by 24 UK based artists, each around three minutes long, and reflects the creativity, innovation and wide variety of subject matter for which www.tank.tv has become known and respected. It also includes five new, specially commissioned interview pieces between curators and artists.

Fresh Moves was compiled by a panel that included Hans Ulrich Obrist, director of the Serpentine Gallery and Stuart Comer, curator of film and video at Tate Modern. Turner Prize winner Jeremy Deller and infamous philosopher Slavoj Zizek both make an apperance in the series of interviews.

The DVD features recent work from some of the most important artists working in moving images today such as Cerith Wyn Evans, Daria Martin, Runa Islam, Spartacus Chetwynd and Andrew Kotting as well as emerging artists like Torsten Lauschmann, Anja M Kirschner and David Blandy. Rather than a comprehensive overview Fresh Moves aims to provide an anthology encompassing animation, fictional narrative, digital film, montage and installation based film work. The works explore a wide variety of subjects - from politics to identity and aesthetic practices, all tempered with a healthy measure of humour - and so celebrate not just the artists featured, but the art of moving images as a whole.

"..this special project addresses the idea of carrying video and filmic work beyond the boundaries of contextually, or spatially confined spaces pertaining to where a work can be seen. (...) It furthers the investigation into how different modes of filmmaking evolve within the changing consciousness of the public media (...) a sort of polyphony of voices, stories and philosophies. (the project)... produced an investigation into a new generation of artists working in the UK. (...) Eric Hobsbawm, the great Englilsh historian speaks of the very necessary and urgent need for our hyper paced culture to issue a 'protest against forgetting'."
Hans Ulrich Obrist

ARTISTS: David Blandy, Ben Callaway, Duncan Campbell, Ergin Cavusoglu, Spartacus Chetwynd, Kate Cooper, Ann Course, Katy Dove, Max Hattler, Runa Islam, Kevin Heavey, Anja M. Kirschner, Zineb Sedira, Andrew Kotting, Torsten Lauschmann, Daria Martin, Alexander Heim, Ben Rivers, Samuel Stevens, Stephen Sutcliffe, Mark Aerial Waller, Saskia Olde Wolbers, John Wood & Paul Harrison, Cerith Wyn Evans.

INTERVIEWS: Steven Eastwood with Benjamin Cook, Jeremy Deller with Chrissie Iles, Ryan Gander with Hans Ulrich Obrist, Laure Prouvost with Michael Connor, Sophie Fiennes with Slavoj Zizek.

The compilation was selected by: Hans Ulrich Obrist (the Serpentine Gallery), Benjamin Cook and Mike Sperlinger (LUX), Stuart Comer (Tate Modern), Michelle Cotton (independent curator, London), Rose Cupit (Film London) and Kathrin Becker (NBK, Berlin).

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