The Short Form at SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art

02.05.15 – 11.07.15
Curated by: Sarah Pierce & Gerard Byrne

With: George Barber, Catherine Elwes, Nicky Hamlyn, Barbara Hammer, Simon Hartog, Ian Helliwell, Kurt Kren, Rosalind Nashashibi / Lucy Skaer, Grace Ndiritu, Jayne Parker, Laure Prouvost, James Richards, Chris Saunders, John Smith, Stephen Sutcliffe, Peter Todd, Vision Machine Film Project, Cerith Wyn Evans

SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art, in association with LUX, presents The Short Form, a selection of short films drawn from the LUX archive compiled by the artists Sarah Pierce and Gerard Byrne.

The Short Form
Using simple search criteria of LUX’s film and video archive, the Dublin-based artists Sarah Pierce and Gerard Byrne chose an elemental, structural way of sifting through the inventory and of selecting films rather than sorting according to key words or themes, era, artists or genre.

The resultant program, The Short Form, presented at SBC, escapes the curatorial ‘thesis’ approach that typically bonds artworks, in order to think of the works as singular, detached, and irreconcilable. More

Sarah Pierce & Gerard Byrne in conversation
May 23, 2015, 3pm

(text: SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art)
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