Killing time

Douglas, Amelia (2010). Killing time. In Christopher Köller: killing time. A video retrospective (pp. 10-11) Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Kings Artist Run Initiative.

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Author Douglas, Amelia
Title of chapter Killing time
Title of book Christopher Köller: killing time. A video retrospective
Place of Publication Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Publisher Kings Artist Run Initiative
Publication Year 2010
Sub-type Creative work
Open Access Status
Start page 10
End page 11
Total pages 2
Language eng
Subjects Original Creative Work - Textual work
Formatted Abstract/Summary
What is the meaning of the unacceptable? The unacceptable is in part a matter of visibility — of image-presence and image-absence. To paraphrase Jacques Rancière, an image is never the solitary embodiment of a reality, but an element in a chain of representation that weaves an understanding of a world through consensus. Killing Time brings together a selection of Christopher Köller 's video works on death, sex, golf and surfing in a bid to question notions of acceptance and aberrance within contemporary society. At the heart of Köller's practice is a desire for dissensus — a desire to 'kill off' stagnant thought-loops by offering new configurations of perception and meaning. His videos in particular are marked with an emancipatory sense of rebellion that reflects the sheer weirdness of an all-too-regulated world...
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Additional Notes Christopher Köller 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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