MENE, TEKEL, PERES. W.
Staying in to play
My Voice in Your Head
Variablemedia Press Release 10
For Immediate Release 1st February 2004
Variablemedia is pleased to announce it's latest residency "Consisting
of Periodically Repeating Identical Units" by the artists Hadas
Kedar and Alex Schady. Beginning 1st of February 2004 this project
will develop online at www.variablemedia.org over a two month period.
Kedar and Schady have been making artworks together
for four years and are based respectively in Tel Aviv and London.
Their collaborations evolve from instructions that they email back
and forth to each other. Previous works and the documentation of
these, serve as the raw material for each new project. Working instinctively
with multiple elements such as video, photography, installation
and performance, their projects are focused on processes of research,
construction and collaboration. "Consisting of Periodically
Repeating Identical Units" is their first online work.
The basis of this project is a semi fictionalized
online conversation. Beginning with their discussion about the structure
of the site, the artists' may eventually take on the role of other
characters who are familiar with their collaborative work. Through
these playful conversations an analysis of Kedar and Schady's artistic
practise so far will evolve. Art histories and personal histories,
facts and fictions, problems and possible solutions will all be
addressed within the text. The conversation will also reference
and contribute to the development of the visual elements of the
work. Slide shows, juxtaposing their own images with art historical
references, and QuickTime Movies will be regularily updated on the
site as the text narrative develops.
Hadas Keder and Alex Schady make both solo and
collaborative artworks. They have exhibited their collaborative
work across Europe. Recent exhibitions include "Woken by a
greenish light", (Luftraum, Franfurt); "Found 5 Diss St",
(ifa Gallery, Bonn); "Everything must go", Cable Street
Gallery, London; "Xmas", Outline Gallery, Amstrerdam;
"On the Way to Timbuktoo", ifa gallery, Berlin; "They
protected their ankles with cardboard boxes", (Five Years,