In 2021 the Sydney Review of Books will be publishing an intermittent series devoted to the experimental essay. We’re interested in lineages of experimental practice and the conceptual crossover between the literary and visual arts. We’re very excited to be launching this series with new works by two multidisciplinary artists, Akil Ahamat and Kuba Dorabialski.
We’re celebrating this launch at Verge Gallery with a screening of these two new video works, presented in conversation with the artists.
Kuba Dorabialski, Broken English is My Mother Tongue, 2K video with stereo sound, 2020.
Language as process of culture, family and un/familiarity. A first person navigation of linguistics delivered from the bathtub.
Akil Ahamat, Dawn of a day too dark to call tomorrow, 2K video with stereo sound, 2021.
A looping vignette featuring two characters, Akil and a CGI snail. The vignette features the two characters in an intimate dialogue talking about artificial scarcity of time and their inability to see a future.
Verge Gallery is located at Level 2, Jane Foss Russell Plaza (near Wentworth Building)
145 City Road, Darlington, University of Sydney, NSW, 2006