Public Lecture 7: “Jack Off” Film Screening and Discussion

“Jack Off” is a portrait of urban dweller Jack, and follows his daily life in a loose structure that spans what could be a week, a month, a year. Directed by Max Doyle, Jack Off stars a cast of non-actors and Sydney musicians, with a wonderfully naturalistic performance by photographer and musician Jack Mannix. The film captures the monotony of life for struggling musicians; a series of continuous and unexciting events occur one after another, and a regular gig at a divey club is all that seems to anchor life for these despondent characters.

“Jack Off” Film Screening and conversation with Max Doyle, Joshua Heath, and Claire Yvonne Evans
Monday, April 7, 2014, 6:30pm
Level 3, Room 22
702-730 Harris Street, Ultimo

This event is free and open to the public. Bookings will not be accepted and PSM students will be given priority. For full details of the 2014 PSM Image Studies Lecture Series, please visit:

http://utspsm.com/blog/lectures

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Public Lecture 6: Robert Beson

Robert Beson is a director of AR-MA. Educated in the United States and Australia, Robert holds degrees in literature, classics and architecture.

Robert has worked in Europe, the United States and Australia with a number of internationally recognised practices and institutions. His work has been exhibited at Kaldor Public Art Projects Parlour, the Prague Quadrennial, Gwangju Biennial, and the Venice Biennale.

Robert was awarded the Byera Hadley Traveling scholarship for research on digital fabrication and production of complex structures. Through a competitive process in 2013, Robert Beson and AR-MA won and recently built the 2014 Fugitive Structures Pavilion for SCAF (Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation).

Robert has taught at the Master’s Level at a number of Universities throughout Australia, has acted as art director and curator for academic institutions, and has lectured at UTS, the University of Sydney, the University of Newcastle and Bond University. Robert is a regular contributor to Architecture Australia magazine.

Robert Beson
Monday, March 31, 2014, 6:30pm
Level 3, Room 22
702-730 Harris Street, Ultimo

This event is free and open to the public. Bookings will not be accepted and PSM students will be given priority. For full details of the 2014 PSM Image Studies Lecture Series, please visit:

http://utspsm.com/blog/lectures

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Public Lecture 5: Ian Burns

Ian Burns, an inventive New York-based Australian artist is UTS Gallery’s 2014 Artist-in-Residence. He creates curious and playful kinetic assemblages that combine mass-produced domestic objects with customised electronics. His first solo in Sydney ‘Too Much is Real’ brings together recent kinetic light sculptures alongside new works which explore design’s aesthetics of denial.

Ian Burns was born in Newcastle, NSW in 1964. Internationally recognised, he has held solo exhibitions in Dublin, Vienna, St. Louis, New York, Melbourne, Hobart, Paris and Madrid. Recent group exhibitions include ‘Dark Heart’ 2014 Adelaide Biennale, ‘In the Telling’, ACMI, Melbourne, the ‘Liege Biennial’ in Belgium (2012), the ‘Anne Landa Award’ at the AGNSW (2011) and ‘Housebroken’ at the Flux Factory, New York (2010). His work is included in public collections, including the Museum fur Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main; the MCA, Sydney; the Berge Collection, Spain; the Chartwell Collection, Auckland; and the 21C Museum, Louisville, Kentucky. He is a current recipient of a Queensland College of Art, Griffith University Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship and is represented by Anna Schwartz Gallery and mother’s tankstation, Dublin.

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Public Lecture 4: David Claerbout

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PSM is pleased to announce a special Wednesday afternoon lecture with Belgian artist David Claerbout. Claerbout is in Sydney to exhibit at the upcoming Biennale of Sydney.

David Claerbout works in photography, video, sound and digital art, although he is best known for his large-scale video projections, which often combine moving and still images to unsettle the delineation between past and present. His earliest videos prolong the photographic moment and stop the momentum of film in order to sculpt the perception of time. In more recent works, time is articulated in a broader, more formal and panoramic way. Claerbout’s work has been featured in numerous international solo exhibitions at Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Secession, Vienna, Austria; Parasol Unit, London, UK (2012); Wiels Centre for Contemporary Art, Brussels, Belgium; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California, USA (2011); and Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany (2010), Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (2007).

Please note the special date, time, and location for this event.

David Claerbout
Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 4:00pm
UTS Building 4, 745 Harris Street, Ultimo
Level 2, Room 40

This event is free and open to the public. Bookings will not be accepted and PSM students will be given priority. For full details of the 2014 PSM Image Studies Lecture Series, please visit:

http://utspsm.com/blog/lectures

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Public Lecture 3: Krisztina Erdei

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Born in Szeged (Hungary) and presently living in Budapest, Krisztina Erdei graduated from the School of Philosophy and the School of Political Studies at the University of Szeged, and also studied film theory and visual education at Loránd Eötvös University (Budapest). A founding member and curator of Lumen Photography Foundation (www.photolumen.hu) created in 2002.

Erdei’s work will be exhibited in the upcoming Sydney Biennale. PSM is pleased to welcome her to the 2014 PSM Public Lecture Series.

Krisztina Erdei
Monday, March 17, 2014, 6:30pm
Level 3, Room 22
702-730 Harris Street, Ultimo

This event is free and open to the public. Bookings will not be accepted and PSM students will be given priority. For full details of the 2014 PSM Image Studies Lecture Series, please visit:

http://utspsm.com/blog/lectures

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“Life is Hard” at Firstdraft Gallery

“Life is Hard”, curated by PSM staff members Natalya Hughes and Todd McMillan, opens Wednesday night at 6pm. The show features 9 recent and current PSM students: Ben Chadbond, Lauren Commens, Marielle Dunaj, Megan Hayes, Caroline Garcia, Karina Glasby, Finn Marchant, Meilyn Michoux and Nicholas Shearer.

See you there.

“Life is Hard”

Firstdraft Gallery
13-17 Riley Street, Woolloomooloo
Opening Wednesday, March 12, 6-8pm

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