Killing time: Christopher Koeller video retrospective

Douglas, Amelia (2010) Killing time: Christopher Koeller video retrospective. Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Kings Artist Run Initiative.

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Author Douglas, Amelia
Title Killing time: Christopher Koeller video retrospective
Formatted title
Killing time: Christopher Köller video retrospective
Place of publication Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Publisher Kings Artist Run Initiative
Publication date 2010-10-01
Total pages 1 Curated exhibition
Language eng
Subject Curated or Produced Substantial Public Exhibition/Event - Exhibition/Event
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Curated by Amelia Douglas, KILLING TIME is the premier retrospective of Christopher Köller’s video practice in Australia. Filled with images of sex, death, golf and surfing, the exhibition is populated with a host of rebel characters (from sock-fetishists to poets, film-noir protagonists to Japanese surfers), that move through landscapes both historically loaded and poetically charged.

Imbued with a wicked sense of black humour and executed in Köller’s signature grainy low-fi aesthetic, these videos tell stories about real and imagined social boundaries. They speak of the ways in which human behaviour is regulated and monitored, and, equally, the fragility and porosity of societal control.

Escape – from hegemonic judgments, from the twists and turns of imposed narratives, or even simply from the daily grind – is in this exhibition considered as a viable alternative to escapism. Normality is a fiction, Köller suggests, that constantly provokes dissent.

Shot using a digital camcorder between 2002 and 2009, Köller’s single-channel videos are presented alongside a new, limited-edition screen-print that has been produced specifically for this exhibition. Please note: the total duration of this exhibition is in excess of one hour. Visitors are welcome to bring friends, cushions (maybe some popcorn) into the gallery for their viewing comfort.

Christopher Köller is an established Melbourne-based artist who makes photographs, videos and environmental installations. He has held solo exhibitions in Australia, Japan, England, Spain and Mexico, and his work has been included in group exhibitions in France, Italy and throughout Australia. Köller’s work is represented in numerous public and private collections including the National Gallery of Australia, the National Gallery of Victoria, the City of Monash, Griffith University, the Bibliotheque Nationale of France, and the Sata Corporation Collection, Tokyo.
Additional Notes Christopher K├Âller Killing Time A Video Retrospective curated by Amelia Douglas KINGS ARI Level 1/71 Kings Street Melbourne 3000 October 1-23 2010

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