An outdoor screening, marking the end of Christian Flamm’s exhibition Künstlerhaus Stuttgart and Mike Sperlinger’s film programme The End of Selling Out.
As two parallel strands of a project, Flamm’s exhibition and Mike Sperlinger’s film programme loop back to a historical conflict in cultural production. That is, to subversion and techniques of disappointment – strategies and attitudes with a particular set of histories, remainders, and subsumptions. These shifts in the moral grounds of artistic production were conjured up in Künstlerhaus Stuttgart through a combination of second thoughts, paintings from memory and a programme of moving image presented in three chapters – The Target Shoots First, The Future of Exploitation and Can Artists Sell Out?. The final get together lifts out two films from the programme, both engaging with questions of survivalism, inner necessity and aspiration by Oliver Payne/Nick Relph and Jay Chung/Q Takeki Maeda.
House and Garage
by Oliver Payne and Nick Relph, 2000, 40 min
The Sixth Year (part 3)
by Jay Chung and Q Takeki Maeda, 2013, 12 min