The Time that Remains - Soda_Jerk (NSW)
Opening - 12:00 AM - Wednesday, 6th of February
Artist Talk - 5:30 PM
Running - 6 Feb 2013 - 23 Feb 2013
FELTspace are pleased to announce the solo exhibition of Soda_Jerk's video installation The Time that Remains on 6 February 2013.
Moving through a number of dream states, Joan Crawford and Bette Davisperpetually wake to find themselves haunted by apparitions of their older and younger selves. Isolated in their own screen space, each woman must struggle to reclaim time from the gendered discourses of ageing that mark her as fading and 'past her prime'.
The Time that Remains is the third work in Soda_Jerk's ongoing Dark MatterCycle. Begun in 2005, each work in the cycle takes the form of a 'séance fiction' where encounters are staged between older and younger versions of a particular actor.
Soda_Jerk is a two-person art collective that works with found material to trouble existing formulations of cultural history. By strategically reimagining historical trajectories, the artists are concerned with producing counter-mythologies of the past that open new possibilities for the present. Taking the form of video installations and lecture performances, their archival image practice merges the zones of research, documentary and speculative fiction.
In 2010 Soda_Jerk undertook a 12 month residency as part of the International Studio Program at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin. In 2011 they were recipients of the Helen Lempriere Traveling Art Scholarship, as well as the British Council Australia's Realise Your Dream Award. They have just completed a 7 month studio residency at Flux Factory in New York City, and will return to New York in 2013 to undertake a 6 month Australia Council for the Arts' and Anne & Gordon Samstag ISCP residency.