Film White. The artists present and offering a 7-minute performance with their paradigmatic Videograft installation. It's a rare opportunity to see an unforecastable film. The artist duo deconstruct any form of rhetoric typical of the Hollywood method of ''control''.
FILM WHITE is the latest work by the trangressive artist duo MELLISH-MABO. With a critical introduction and a brief press conference. The artists will be present and offering a 7-minute performance with their paradigmatic VIDEOGRAFT installation. FILM WHITE is a rare opportunity to see an unforecastable film. The artist duo deconstruct any form of rhetoric typical of the Hollywood method of ''control''.
MELLISH-MABO FILM WHITE, VIDEO 45’, 2006-2007 (67,500 FRAMES AGAINST HOLLYWOOD)
“We create our works of art to be paradigmatic. Our operas have to constitute a shift in the way we look at the world. Because any instance of our ‘oscillating’ reality is in-formed by language, and by media as direct expression, we therefore trans-form ourselves into two installations. We become MELLISH-MABO VIDEOGRAFT using video images and any other kind of additive light images grafted on the body, as prosthesis. We display and transmit videos, images and audio on our bodies creating displacement, and polarity of attention. This operation distinguishes the way we perform and the way we appear in the art works.
We are an artist duo, an expression of our Unity of Values, facing the society of desegregation that amasses and homogenizes under the flag of the Fake Union (i.e. the Trade). We worked to reconquer our space and time and now this is an acquired right for us.
With FILM WHITE we declare the end of the entertaining art, the end of the art of obsolescence, the end of the art of neutralization. FILM WHITE breaks all the laws, because we create this work composing each frame of the film with its own neuronal mission. A film of 67,500 frames against Hollywood. We ask the viewers to join us and leave with us - leaving behind the paradigms of the eighties, because it is now 2007. We used the continual streaming of images and stress of attention which lies on our bodies, as special tools for sculpting. We sculpt words, titles, directly in the mind of the viewer who is experiencing our singularity and finding his own. In doing so we give the viewer a progression of possibilities. The viewer finds what is becoming, the experience of his own space and time, pure immanence; what is not anymore together with the vertigo of what will be.
FILM WHITE realises our desire which is daily buried, hidden, or overshadowed by the industry of ‘entertainment and communication’ to view an unforecastable film. A journey beyond the patterns of language''.
Notting hill gate - London