Episode 6 of a 7 part documentary series about Kaldor Public Art Project 27: 13 Rooms.
11-21 April 2013
Pier 2/3, Hickson Road
Walsh bay, Sydney
Hans Ulrich Obrist
Allora and Calzadilla
Xavier Le Roy
Kaldor Public Art Project #27, entitled 13 Rooms, brings together 13 famous artists and more than 100 performers to present an innovative group exhibition of ‘living sculpture’ within 13 purpose-built rooms. This groundbreaking event will run for 11 days and has been curated by renowned museum directors and curators Hans Ulrich Obrist, Co-director of London’s Serpentine Gallery, and Klaus Biesenbach, Director of MoMA PS1 in New York.
Originally commissioned as ‘11 Rooms’ by Manchester International Festival, the International Arts Festival RUHRTRIENNALE 2012-2014 and Manchester Art Gallery, this landmark exhibition will now be extended and presented at Pier 2/3 in Sydney’s Walsh Bay including new and re-imagined works, specially commissioned for this project, by some of the most celebrated artists spanning six continents.
This anti-copyright epic pits a righteous league of video pirates against the evil tyrant Moses and his Copyright Commandments. Determined to alter the present by changing the past, the pirates travel back to 1955 to construct the ultimate weapon: an Elvis Presley video-clone. Part sci-fi + rom com + biblical epic + action movie, this remix manifesto adopts the tactical responses of the parasite, feeding off the body of Hollywood and inhabiting its cinematic structures and codes. The unwitting all-star cast includes Elvis Presley, Charlton Heston, Monkey, Batman, Bette Davis, Jaws, Jesus, The Hulk, The Hoff and the Ghostbusters.
Hollywood Burn was completed in collaboration with artist Sam Smith, and is constructed entirely from hundreds of samples pirated from the Hollywood archive. It is freely available to view + clone + share + screen and can be viewed online or downloaded here. Or please get in touch if you'd like a free hi-res screener file (we only ask that audiences are not charged entry to screenings).