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The experimental video A Year at the Coal Loader was created during art residency at the historical industrial Coal Loader site in Sydney, Australia. It plays with the material features of the site in the Surrealist, dream-like manner.

 

 

 

 

 

A Year at the Coal Loader

by A+B Studholme 

 

 

Single channel video with sound

Duration 3:42 min.

March 2017

 

 

 

The video Treespotting focuses on trees and people in the age of Anthropocene. It plays with the contrast between the still presence of the trees and the transient flow of people in selected urban locations of Sydney's North Shore. The trees that tenaciously cling to life in the city emerge as silent and dignified witnesses to the human condition. Although often ignored or just overlooked, they appear as a fixed axis to people's diverse daily lives. The practice of "treespotting" therefore provides short glimpses into these lives.

 

 

 

 

 

Treespotting

by A+B Studholme 

 

 

Single channel video

Duration 6:42 min.

August 2019

 

 

Selected, Group Exhibition Home Grown: The Tenacious Realm, The Willoughby Visual Arts Biennial 2019 

Incinerator Art Space, 4 - 29 September 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part of Alma Studholme's solo exhibition

A Year at the Coal Loader 

 

The Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability

22 April - 13 May 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 A+B Studholme - A collaborative video platform: 

Alma Studholme  [multimedia artist] + Brett Studholme [video artist/photographer]

 

 

 

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Selected Exhibitions & Projects 

 

 

2020 Selected, Group Exhibition The Sensation of Home, FaB Festival, Bath, UK

2020 Selected, Group Exhibition BEAUTY/?, K.L.8 Exhibition Space, Brussels, Belgium

2020 Red Cube, Single Channel Video with Sound

2020 Finalists, Artists of Mosman: 2088, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney

2019  Finalists, The Willoughby Visual Arts Biennieal: The Tenacious Realm, Sydney, Australia

2017  A Year at the Coal Loader - Video & Photographs, part of A Studholme's solo exhibition A Year at the Coal Loader  

2017  Salt Mandala Performance Video, part of A Studholme's solo exhibition Accreation II: Ontological Transmutations

 

 

 

Three Waters: Tears, Tea, Sea

by A+B Studholme 

 

 

Single channel video with sound

Duration: 13:25 min. (15:32 min. version with titles)

December 2019

 

 

Red Cube

by A+B Studholme 

 

 

Single channel video with sound

Duration: 5:39 min. (5:46 min. version with titles)

April 2020

 

 

The sculpture Red Cube is the main element of the new video project. Filmed against the Sydney cityscape, the cube stands as a surreal entity which appears to be both artificial and organic.

 

Materials: Perspex, silicone cast of animal caul fat (omentum majus), embedded red lights

Dimensions: H40 x W40 x D40 cm

 

The film is centred around water that permeates every aspect of human life: our environments, our cultural rituals and our biology. It documents a highly personal tea ceremony performed by mother and daughter on the shorelines of two different seas - the Mediterranean Sea and the Pacific Ocean. The Sea, viewed as both the physical and metaphysical ground of being, invites the notion of a mysterium tremendum et fascinans, being experienced at the same time as both beautiful and terrifying; as a calming connecting presence and as a force which divides. While facing the seas that separate them, mother and daughter are cradling ceramic cups cast from each other's hands. The cups, warmed by tea, evoke the warmth of each other's touch and the ritual becomes a way of both confronting and overcoming their physical distance; of establishing a spiritual and embodied connection. The film encompasses the exploration of fluid states of physical absence and presence within an intimate relationship, as well as the possibility of overcoming physical boundaries through an aestheticised personal ritual in art.

 

 

 

 

Salt Mandala Performance Video

by A+B Studholme 

 

 

Single channel video

Duration 9:01 min.

2016

 

 

 

 

Part of Alma Studholme's solo exhibition

Accreation II: Ontological Transmutations 

 

Verge Gallery, Sydney

2016