Austin Charles Williams

‘Teleonomy’ @ Cafe OTO, Feb 19

19 February 2016

South Kiosk and Where To Now? are presenting an evening of collaborative A/V performance, called ‘Teleonomy’, at London’s Cafe Oto on February 19.

The event, which pairs artists who use different media but follow “similar or correlating lines of enquiry”, responds to the interrogation of structures and functions innate to living organisms and ‘natural law’: “Instincts, reactions and internal clocks all contribute to a gradual evolutionary process that perpetuates our species”.

There will be three performances on the night by artists, selected 50/50 by both South Kiosk and Where To Now?, including Austin Charles WilliamsRichard Forbes-HamiltonSalvatore Arancio x R Elizabeth (aka Rachael Finney), and Verity Birt x U.

See the Cafe OTO website for details.**

Austin Charles Williams, 'Land of the Free' (2016). Video still. Courtesy the artist.
Austin Charles Williams, ‘Land of the Free’ (2016). Video still. Courtesy the artist.

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Austin Charles Williams @ a.m. London, Oct 23

23 October 2015

Austin Charles Williams is presenting solo show Pale Reflection (No Friends but the Mountains) at London’s a.m. at All Hallows Church, on October 23.

Coming at the end of a research trip in Iraqi-Kurdistan, the video work by Williams is accompanied by a text piece by writer Daniel Neofetou describing it as a piece that never attempts to “stabilise [the author’s] viewpoint as omniscient”. Instead, “each shot is clearly mediated, whether that’s because the shadow of Williams and his camera is evident in the frame; because the shot is through the window of a moving car; or simply because the saccadic movements leave little doubt that the camera ‘eye’ is anything other than a corporeal ‘I’.”

“It’s spectacular.

It’s peaceful.
It’s joyful. 
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Sun disk of 21 rays

It tells me:
Go, cross over me.
Grow up:

Doesn’t carry even the smallest load.” 

See the Facebook event page for details.

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