Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement 2018 — The Sound of Screens Imploding — Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève

Biennale de l'Image en Mouvement

The Sound of Screens Imploding

Opening Days 08-11.11.18

Exhibition until 03.03.19

James Richards & Leslie Thornton

Abyss Film

(USA/Germany/Switzerland · 2018 · 60 min · English, English subtitles)
For Abyss Film, Richards and Thornton intermix new videos with raw material from their own extensive archives. By doing so, they break with familiar forms of exhibition to share a kind of beginning in an open-ended encounter with the hidden and concrete aspects that characterize their respective works. Almost imperceptible attractions circumnavigate the breadth of their materials. This program follows upon their recent artist residency at CERN in January 2018, and the fitting observation that the largest machine in the world seeks in fact the smallest matter. Abyss Film speaks to possibilities made visible by the moving image, allowing a fall into the vertiginous pleasures of looking beyond and beyond again.

James Richards’ video, sound, and curatorial projects examine themes of obsession, desire, and technology through archival research, found footage, and extensive collaboration.

Leslie Thornton is a recognized pioneer of contemporary media aesthetics, working with film, video, photography, and installation.

James Richards
b. 1983, Cardiff, UK
Lives/works in London, UK & Berlin, DE

Leslie Thornton
b. 1951, Knoxville, US
Lives/works in New York, US

Cinéma Spoutnik
Premiere & conversation
Saturday, November 10, 8pm

Cinema Dynamo
Looped screening from November 10