Still from ‘Cut’, 2009, by Kristian De La Riva>
Filmarmalade Presents Assemblers, Poseurs, Slappers, Cutters and a Gorbals Kiss…
Kristian De La Riva – Cut
Kristian De La Riva & Emily Russell – Do We Have To Play This Game?
Kristian De La Riva – Gun3 Vs Combo.
25th August 18:00 – 21:00
The fourth in the new series of Filmarmalade presents… is a screening of works by Kristian De La Riva and Kristian De La Riva & Emily Russell
Kristian De La Riva & Emily Russell’s Do We Have To Play This Game?, describes through a series of rotoscoped animated self-portraits, the sadomasochistic rituals of power that underlay all sexual relationships. This theme is further explored within De La Riva’s solo work, Cut, which explores the sense of trauma experienced after a significant personal loss, through the cartoonesque violent dismemberment of the human body as a radical strategy for cutting away all that hurts.
The evening will also include the World Premier screening of Kristian De La Riva’s work Gun3 Vs Combo.
Kristian De La Riva recently exhibited work at the BCA Gallery, Bedford, the Globe Gallery, Newcastle, the Oriel Davies Gallery, Powys, Patrick Heide Contemporary Art, London and was selected for Young Contemporaries 2010, ICA, London. He was born in the United Kingdom and lives and works in London.
Emily Russell recently exhibited work at the Foundling Museum, London, the Globe Gallery, Newcastle, Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno, Kettles Yard, Cambridge and at the Site Gallery, Sheffield. She was born in the United Kingdom and lives and works in London.
Throughout 2011 IMT Gallery has screened the following artists film and video works published by Filmarmalade: Aukje Dekker, Kristian De La Riva, Emily Russell, Luciano Zubillaga and Ralitza Petrova.
Filmarmalade is an artist run project established by Gordon Shrigley to publish on DVD selected artistsʼ films and video works, so as to encourage a wider access to the moving image and to allow a greater understanding, through specially commissioned interviews