Wed, 22 | 06 | 2022 , 8 pm
Finissage ENTRY | Film Screening & Artist Talk with Dora Budor
screening curated by Aily Nash, followed by a conversation with Dora Budor
Platonic, Dani ReStack, 2013, 21 min
Qualities of Life: Living in the Radiant Cold, James Richards, 2022, 18 min
For the closing event of Dora Budor's solo exhibition Continent, moving image works by Dani ReStack and James Richards will be screened and discussed by Budor and Nash in relation to affinities found in the exhibition. Dani ReStack's Platonic makes palpable the emotional life of disparate worlds. Micro narratives of desire and the co-existence of various interpretations of events are revealed through affecting anecdotes and intimately rendered expressions of sentience. Qualities of Life: Living in the Radiant Cold, the most recent video by James Richards, operates as an endoscope, fluidly moving from the interior of a waste drainage pipe to that of analogous conduits in the human body, while erotic and mundane objects which penetrate the body— syringes, sex paraphernalia, Q-tips, a thermometer—float, suspended in fluid. ReStack and Richards's shared proclivity for suturing disparate source materials, whether borrowed or produced by the artist, induce a bodily experience through the collision of objects, images, and subjects. Echoing the intertwining of interiority and exteriority seen in the exhibition, these works share Budor's preoccupation with conveying the mutability of physical forms, as well as an emphasis on the porosity, vulnerability, and malleability of bodies and systems.
Talk in English
Aily Nash is a curator and educator based in New York. She is a programmer at the New York Film Festival, serving on the selection committee for the Currents section, and is head of short films. She co-curated the Projections section of the festival from 2014–2019. She was a program advisor to the International Film Festival Rotterdam's short film section from 2015-2022. She served as a Biennial advisor and co-curator of the film program for the 2017 Whitney Biennial and was head of programming for the 2018 Images Festival in Toronto. She has curated programs and exhibitions for MoMA PS1, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Anthology Film Archives, SAIC's Sullivan Galleries, REDCAT, Institute of Contemporary Art (London), Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Tabakalera Centre for Contemporary Culture, Doc's Kingdom, FACT Liverpool, Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Ghost:256, and others. She currently teaches at Bard College and Bard Prison Initiative.
Dani ReStack, Platonic, 2013
Color, stereo sound, 20' 40'' Courtesy the artist
James Richards, Qualities of Life: Living in the Radiant Cold, 2022
colour, stereo sound, 17' 30'' courtesy Cabinet, London, Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin, Rodeo, London / Piraeus. Special thanks to the Estate of Horst Ademeit, and Fondazione In Between Art Film.