a man held focuses on Christian Capurro's recent international and local work in digital video. Following his large-scale video installation of mobile phone films, SLAVE, at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, this exhibition continues the hand-held, locked-frame, single-shot, multi-channel approach to experimental film and installation making.
These new films continue a fascination with the ways our various attentions, the gestures, orientations and composures of our bodies, are all reorganized in the service of, or with, new mobile communication/imaging tools. At issue is not only what we select (and screen) of the world with these devices, but also how we hold ourselves, and how different types of conjunctions can be produced between a look, nerves, and the technology.
While similarly suspended between still and moving image, the characters and milieux of a man held are notably different from those of SLAVE - now more street than stage.
Christian Capurro is represented by Milani Gallery, Brisbane.
This project is supported by the Victorian Government through Arts Victoria.
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