English Translation of ‘playback’:
An Exhibition piece, no more thank God!
I’ve dismantled all that.
It cannot be, you see,
So stupid I am not, even if I am soaking my brain piece by piece.
So stupid I cannot be my dear,
So stupid I cannot yet be!
Thank you that's a cut.
Mark Aerial Waller (1969, UK), lives and works in London. His art practice encompasses video, sculpture and event based projects. Co director of LUX, Mike Sperlinger writes: ‘Above all, Waller’s activities have gradually evinced the erosion of the distinction between his own work and these ‘secondary’, parasitic practices – in other words, it is his own work which is ultimately displaced, or transformed by its cross-fertilisation with the work of his predecessors and contemporaries. This has little or nothing to do with the contemporary, modish frisson of artists posing as curators, and something to do with a more profoundly subversive sense – something Waller shares with David Lamelas, an otherwise very different artist – of the impossibility of delimiting a context, a horizon for interpretations.’ Waller’s practice has developed through the production of autonomous frameworks, co-directi ng artist run space Plummet, London from 1995 to 1996, then founding The Wayward Canon in 2000, a platform for event-based interventions in cinematic practices, where often other artists’ videos and mainstream film are presented within fictional scenarios and social interventions.
Currently exhibiting in Superpower- Africa in Science Fiction at Arnolfini, Bristol, with upcoming solo presentations this year at Baltic Triennale, Vilnius, Cell projects, London. Recent exhibitions include Rodeo gallery, Istanbul 2012, Surreal House, Barbican 2011, This place you see has no size at all..., Kadist Foundation, Paris 2009, Resistence Domination Secret, 0-60 ICA 2008, The Flipside of Darkness, South London Gallery 2008, British Council selected video works, MADRE, Naples 2007 and La Societe des Amis de Judex, Tate Modern 2007. His video works are distributed by LUX and is represented by Rodeo gallery.
Nominated by ICA
This work is part of ICA SOUNDWORKS - www.ica.org.uk/soundworks