What happens when you take a Hollywood narrative, deconstruct it and reconstruct the deconstruction? ‘Artists vs. Hollywood’ was an exhibition of film works that highlighted the relationship between contemporary artists, moving image practise and mainstream cinema. Featuring a selection of works from six international artists, the exhibition broke down narrative, representation and stardom in order to interrogate one of the most powerful industries in the world.
Featuring: Candice Breitz, Stuart Croft, Stan Douglas, Steven Eastwood, Matthias Müller & Christoph Girardet
Curated by: Joanna Callaghan (UK) Lubi Thomas (Australia)
Breitz is a South African film and photography artist.
Candice Breitz Interview: How Mainstream Culture Shapes Us – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7o8LhJ-Yjr8
Croft sadly passed away in 2015. http://www.stuartcroftfoundation.org stands as an archive for the London based artist-filmmaker’s work.
Douglas is an artist based in Vancouver who focuses on literature, music and cinema history to highlight the ‘failed utopia’ of modernism.
Stan Douglas: Channeling Miles Davis | Art21 “Extended Play” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOCpBiumuHc
Eastwood is a British artist and filmmaker concerned with ethics, belief and mental and physical disabilities.
Island trailer – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JwTmjbIadI
Müller is a German experimental filmmaker.
Viennale-Trailer 2000: Breeze (by Matthias Müller) –
Girardet is a German filmmaker who works primarily with found footage and often collaborates with Müller
60 seconds. Christoph Girardet – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUvpmRIbPI4