ART+FILM Acmi presents

Emile Zile and Philip Brophy in conversation

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Join Emile Zile and Philip Brophy for a conversational and unmoderated exchange as they select, screen and discuss each other’s video work. Both artists move horizontally between visual art, filmmaking and performance, working beyond the confines of strict categorisation. Their methods and tools are post-cinematic: scavenging and re-presenting the moving image material that surrounds them.

Image (background) Jack (2012) Emile Zile

Image (above) Body Melt (1993) Philip Brophy

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About Emile Zile

Emile Zile is an artist, filmmaker and performer. In re-using and re-encoding media broadcasts, communication protocols and online platforms his work reflects a distributed humanity, a yearning for transcendence and the limits of language. Emile received a BFA degree from RMIT Media Arts Melbourne before relocating to Amsterdam in 2007 to commence an MFA degree at the Sandberg Institute. In 2012 he began a two year studio residency at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam. Exhibitions, screenings and performances in 2016/17 have included LIMA Amsterdam, ACMI Melbourne, Castrum perregrini Amsterdam, Alaska Projects Sydney. His work is profiled in Australiana to Zeitgeist: an A to Z of Australian Contemporary Art 2017 published by Thames and Hudson. In late 2017 he will be working with the Chris Marker archive in Geneva, Switzerland on a site-specific performance and exhibition. He is currently programming the Experimenta Social series of talks for Experimenta Media Arts hosted at ACMI X Melbourne.

About Philip Brophy

After a series of experimental mixed-media works exibited in art and non-art contexts over many years, Philip Brophy has consolidated his interests to produce a range of audiovisual works focussing on his key interests in pop, sex and music. These recent works include the 3-screen video STADIUM: Infinite Cry To Iron (premiered at Performance Space, Sydney); the 4-screen quadraphonic animation series 10 FLAMING YOUTHS (exhibited at the Premier's National New Media Art Award in the Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane) and 10 TRANSFORMING YOUTHS (commissioned by the City of Melbourne's Public Art Program as the inaugral artwork for Signal); the 2-screen Dolby Digital 5.1 animation VOX (exhibited at Gertrude Contemporary Art Space, Melbourne, the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, and Coreana Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul); the Dolby 5.1 DVD series EVAPORATED MUSIC 2 (premiered at Artspace, Sydney; exhibited in full at Performance Space, Sydney; and screened at MoMA, New York) & EVAPORATED MUSIC 1 (fully premiered at Anna Schwartz Gallery, as well as various international venues including Gallery MU, Eindhoven; the Tokyo Opera City Gallery, Tokyo; and screened at MoMA, New York); and the 3-screen Dolby 5.1 installation FLUORESCENT commissioned for the Contemporary Art Projects at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (also included in the 2006 Singapore Biennale and at the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane).