Chicago based artist William Pope.L will be making a short video at Eastside
Projects gallery in September 2011.
The video will be produced in Birmingham in Eastside Projects gallery and the
surrounding area and will be shown in an exhibition here.
We are looking for experienced semi professional video editor and camera
operator/cinematographer to contribute toward the realization of the project.
This will be a great chance to gain experience and be involved in a local artist
Auditions are on 18th or 19th of July and filming will take place between 12th – 15th September.
The exhibition will open mid-September.
Please apply with a short statement, a C.V, examples of at least one of your work
as well as relevant link to online material to firstname.lastname@example.org
‘Child’ is a story about a small family who live in a large city and who are unhappy in
their own special way. The story takes place over several years. The father, Jebediah,
who abandoned the family years before, at the beginning of the film, returns looking for
something. Redemption? Alma, the mother, finds solace in the arms of her child’s
Special Friend. Child, their offspring, weds the friend and they have a baby. Curiously, it
is the father’s redemption which holds the family together, similar to dirt flowing through
the fingers of a hand.
William Pope.L is a visual and performance-theater artist and educator who makes
culture out of contraries. He has been making multi-disciplinary works since the 1970s,
and has exhibited internationally, including New York, London, Los Angeles, Vienna,
Montreal, Berlin, Zurich, and Tokyo. Some recent projects have been at the Art Institute
of Chicago, Santa Monica Museum of Art, and a major installation for Sammlung
Falckenberg. He is a featured artist in the books “Intersections” edited by Marci Nelligan
and Nicole Mauro, and Darby Englishʼs “How to See a Work of Art in Total Darkness.” In
2009 he was commissioned by Hauser & Wirth to create an installation in response to
Kaprowʼs “Yard.” He participated in the New Museumʼs 2010-2011 exhibition “The Last
Newspaper” with a reenactment of his infamous “Eating the Wall Street Journal”
Eastside Projects, 86 Heath Mill Lane, Birmingham, B9 4AR
Tel: 0121 7711 778 www.eastsideprojects.org