Alex Ressel / £25.00
Year created: 2012
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Ales Ressel is a video artist whose practice explores the ways in which language constructs us as subjects within the world. Moving Forward (2011) is about the language of Human Resources Departments, job interviews, and self-evaluation, and foregrounds the inauthenticity of neo-management culture. The piece questions the validity of assessment in the workplace. Based on asking the individual to speak about themselves and their intentions, these performance analysis tools seem at cross-purposes with management rhetoric and its attempts to change the personality traits and ambitions of employees.
Alex Ressel, Moving Forward, 2012
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Moving Forward mimics the brash language of computer assessment programmes in its pseudo positive application of corporate jargon, jarring aesthetic and nostalgic incorporation of office props. The absurdity of phony corporate culture continues to be mocked throughout the installation from the posters, with their senseless motivational slogans, to the familiar drabness of the beige wall behind.
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For the first time DegreeArt's Execution Room unveils an exhibition dedicated to artists' moving image.
audio video acts as an introduction to moving image practice by presenting five established channels created by artists working in the fields of contemporary film and video. It will engage the viewer and become a foundation and impetus for a new interest in video art, visually narrated by emerging artists with unique takes on the form.
The artists will showcase a medium that has often been overshadowed by traditional fine art practices. The exhibition will illustrate the visual diversity of the medium within the accessible setting of the gallery and will showcase single channel, multichannel, installation, performance video, and narrative video.
While audio video will aim to define these areas of video art, the artists will demonstrate these definitions and redefine the possibilities of contemporary moving image.
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