UNTITLED: in 24 Frames Per Second
We are thrilled to be producing Byron Perry and Antony Hamilton’s work UNTITLED alongside a suite of diverse and exciting new works in Carriageworks’ 24 Frames Per Second – a major exhibition of 24 commissioned screen-based works by 18 Australian and six international artists.
UNTITLED appropriates the absurd, spontaneous facial choreography videos that Byron Perry and Antony Hamilton have been filming on their mobile phone cameras and sending each other over the past decade. Filming the responses of viewers to these low-fi exchanges, Perry and Hamilton present the resulting footage as a dual-channel projection. Keyboards positioned in front of each projection effectively hand the editing process over to the audience. As they play the keyboard, each tone influences the part of the footage from which the playback begins, crafting rhythmic, hyper-edited facial choreography with its own musical score. The installation is an attempt to place the participants in a situation where they can be swept up in the ridiculousness and sublime joy of unbridled creativity.
24 Frames Per Second is on now at Carriageworks 10am – 6pm daily until 2 August
BYRON PERRY b. 1974 Noosa Heads, QLD, lives and works in Melbourne
ANTONY HAMILTON b. 1978 Sydney, lives and works in Melbourne
INTERVIEWEES Antony Balmain, Simon Obarzanek
PRODUCER Bec Allen (Force Majeure)
VIDEOGRAPHER James Wright
SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT Alisdair Macindoe
PRODUCTION MANAGER Nick Roux With thanks to Force Majeure.