Just returned from a mind-blowing trip 78 degrees North to Longyearbyen, Svalbard, world’s northernmost town, off the east coast on Greenland. Presenting and researching for our projects Snoösphere and Protective Seal (in progress). Total winter darkness for 2 weeks. We met #PolarPermaculture and based ourselves at #GalleriSvalbard. Cold, dark and invigorating times!
currently presenting Omikuji in Beijing Media Art Biennale
Thrilled this week to be invited to present Snoösphere in DARKNESS, a January event deep in the polar winter in Svalbard, the world’s northernmost town, where it’s dark from October to February!!!!
We’ll be observing the Aurora Borealis (northern lights) for future installations of this work.
We’re planning to take a robot seal from Japan to make a few new artworks there.
Onward by dog sled!
Elena has 2 current shows in Tokyo and Hangzhou. They are:
9 Tomorrows, curated by Yao Dajuin (China Academy of Art), with the project Omikuji
The Female is Future, a solo show in Gallery Hashimoto, Tokyo.
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Lull Studio’s last 6 months included:
Other work programmed in these festivals:
The Lingering and the Stain winning Honorable Mention at LA Underground Film Forum
Our tiny side [music] project Actual Russian Brides shown in:
- Richterfest, Moscow
- International Music Video Underground, Paris
- and many small shows in Japanese whiskey bars
- ‘Terminal_emulator’ (Knox 2017) in Design Ecologies (Time Crimes), Intellect UK
- ‘Affective ovation: Re-performing the dehumanised woman onscreen’ (Knox 2017) in Studies in Theatre and Performance
And a bunch more stuff but now this post is boring and sounds like a CV. We promise to do better. Here’s a robot.
Lull Studios is recently selected for…
Athens Digital Arts Festival: POSTFUTURE (art film: Pathetic Fallacy)
Noisefloor Festival (music video: This Haus)
Cairo Video Festival (art film: Pathetic Fallacy)
The Refugee! Film Collection, CologneOFF (art film: Radical Hospitality)
Just getting around to scanning this lovely article covering the work of Lull Studio’s Elena Knox, Stelarc, and Simon Ingram. Print publication only! Glossy!
It was written during the Alter exhibition at Gus Fisher Gallery in Auckland, and talks about post-humanism. By Julian McKinnon @freefalljim. Curated by Deborah Lawler-Dormer.
More coverage of this exhibition, Elena’s work and its ideas in the New Zealand Herald.
Snoösphere is funded by Australia Council for the Arts!
It will premiere in The Big Anxiety Festival 2017 in Sydney, presented by NIEA.
We’ll update our project page as it comes. Snoösphere will involve and embrace artists that inspire us, who are working with interactivity and the senses. First up Mr Frank Feltham and his kinetic sonic flooring:
Here we are in Tokyo, eating all the bits of chicken izakaya, drinking hot sake and discussing the proliferation of 2-dimensional images in architecture with Satoru from BuildingLandscape. Let’s do this thing!
More like how it was IRL:
Lots of news lately, can’t keep up with the news.
Elena has been awarded a two-year Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Waseda University, from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), for her work with gynoid robots. Super exciting: this will contribute to a new long-form performance, and a new film, Ningyo Kuyo—Love is Dead, both Tokyo-based! Starts November.
Lindsay’s latest publication is out: You Are Hear is featured in the book Expanded Architecture: Temporal Spatial Practices by Bauhaus Dessau, in the Art | Architecture | Design | Research (AADR) series. Thanks to Claudia Perren and Sarah Breen Lovett, editors extraordinaire.
Reinventing the Wheel by Lull Studios was featured in Off the Wall at the Art and Literature Laboratory, Madison Wisconsin.