Herb Shellenberger
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The Carousel: a lecture performance by Soda_Jerk
June 29, 2015
Korean Cultural Centre UK
London, UK


The Carousel is a two-channel video and lecture performance by Australian artist collective Soda_Jerk that examines, through an eclectic mix and juxtaposition of film samples, “film as a burial crypt where we collectively commune with the dead.” Their performative video essay uses cultural theories of hauntology to conjoin disparate topics such as media theory, mysticism, kung-fu, vintage sci-fi, zombie flicks and techno horror as a gesture toward the re-animation of film’s latent spectres.

The Carousel, Soda_Jerk, 2011, US, video and lecture performance, 60'

Soda_Jerk is a two-person art collective that works with sampled material to construct rogue histories and counter-mythologies. Taking the form of video installations and live video essays, their archival image practice is situated at the interzone of experimental film, documentary and speculative fiction. Formed in Sydney in 2002, Soda_Jerk are currently undertaking a European Media Arts Network residency at Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (FACT) in Liverpool.

Curated by Herb Shellenberger and Carly Whitefield.

Project supported by the Postgraduate Community at University of the Arts London through the Postgraduate Communities Fund. Thanks to LUX Moving Image, Korean Cultural Centre UK and MRes Art: Moving Image, Central Saint Martins, London.

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