ART+FILM Presented in partnership with Anna Schwartz Gallery

Oliver Beer with Joel Stern

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Join us for a screening and in-conversation with British artist Oliver Beer, and Liquid Architecture’s artistic director, Joel Stern.

Referencing Frank Lloyd Wright’s view that architecture is about ‘the empty space’, Oliver explores buildings sonically: harnessing the power of the voice to articulate sounds innate in their architectural design. His diverse films, sculptures and installations can often be biographical drawing upon universal emotions and perceptions to explore the human condition and the passage of time. Oliver studied music before attending the Ruskin School of Fine Art, University of Oxford and has maintained a strong interest in the relationship between sound and space.

We'll screen a selection of Oliver's short films, including Reanimation (Alice Falling) which also features in our upcoming exhibition, Wonderland.

Presented in partnership with Anna Schwartz Gallery.

Image: OLIVER BEER, Reanimation (Alice Falling), 2014.
© Oliver Beer. Courtesy the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery.

About Oliver Beer

Oliver Beer was born in 1985 in the United Kingdom and is now based in Paris. Oliver's work is featured in the 21st Biennale of Sydney with new films presented at the Art Gallery of New South Wales and a major performance at the Sydney Opera House. Concurrently, his first solo exhibition in Australia, Impossible Composition, curated by Anais Lellouche, is on view at Anna Schwartz Gallery.

Oliver’s work has been exhibited at Ikon Gallery, Birmingham; MoMA PS1, New York; Farfa Abbey, Rome; the Modern Art Oxford; WIELS, Brussels; the Hebbel Theater, Berlin; the Palais de Tokyo, Fondation Vuitton and Centre Pompidou, Paris.

He participated in the 2015 Istanbul Biennale and has held residencies with the Fondation Hermès, the Villa Arson, the Watermill Center, New York and the Sydney Opera House. He has work in many private and public collections including the MONA, Hobart and Pompidou Centre Paris. 

About Joel Stern

Joel Stern is a curator, researcher and sound artist based in Melbourne whose work is principally concerned with theories and practices of sound and listening. With Danni Zuvela, Joel is Artistic Director of Liquid Architecture. Joel’s other initiatives include OtherFilm and Instrument Builders Project. Through these projects, and under the aegis of various institutions, Joel has been responsible for numerous festivals, publications, exhibitions, screenings and concerts in Australia and around the world.

Joel is also a musician, with a number of international tours and releases, performing solo and with the groups Soft Power and Sky Needle. Joel is a PhD candidate in Curatorial Practice in the faculty of Art, Design and Architecture (MADA) at Monash University where he teaches Sound (in the Space of Art).