Soda_Jerk - January 2010

Time Lapse Mega Mix

Every Thursday January 2010, Next Wave presented a selection of Next Wave Time Lapse works. Called the Time Lapse Mega Mix, it was kind of like an old compilation tape, only it was screen-art not music. The Time Lapse Mega Mix featured five works created for the program since June 2009.

The Time Lapse Mega Mix was a precursor to the comprehensive screening of all Next Wave Time Lapse works that will happen during the 2010 Next Wave Festival this May. And the Mega Mix screened in place of a new work by Soda_Jerk titled After the Rainbow, commissioned by Next Wave for Next Wave Time Lapse, that couldn't be screened at Fed Square without copyright confirmation. After the Rainbow will now screen in the 2010 Next Wave Festival. Watch this space.

About Soda_Jerk's After the Rainbow (Screening during the 2010 Next Wave Festival)
In After the Rainbow, the fantasy world of cinema and the reality of Judy Garland's sad life collide in much the same way as the worlds of Oz and Kansas do in the original film. Instead of taking Dorothy to Oz, Soda_Jerk have made a remix where the twister transports Dorothy two decades into the future. Here, she encounters an older, washed up Judy Garland. This encounter lays bare the capacity for film to magically propel us through time, producing a scenario that is both melancholic and full of wonder.

Soda_Jerk (Dan & Dominique Angeloro) are Sydney-based artists who work exclusively with found footage. Their hour-long narrative video remix Pixel Pirate II: Attack of the Astro Elvis Video Clone' engages a critique of intellectual property law, and since its launch at the AGNSW, Sydney, has screened internationally in the Czech Republic, Germany, Scotland, the Netherlands, Mexico and India.

Their Australian remix Picnic at Wolf Creek (2006) was included in the 16th Video Brasil Festival, Brazil and won the Recycled Cinema Award at the 2007 Sydney Underground Film Festival. In 2008, Soda_Jerk exhibited their 3-channel video installation Astro Black: A History of Hip-Hop (Episodes 0-2) in Primavera at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. This ongoing episodic work mixes documentary and science-fiction in an investigation of the temporal politics of Afrofuturism.

Soda_Jerk also recently received an Australia Council for the Visual Arts grant to attend the 6th Orphan Film Symposium, New York, and were selected for a 2-month Asialink studio residency in Bangalore, India. They are currently working on a cycle of video works that explore the intersection of death and cinema.

Soda_Jerk's work can be viewed now in Screen Worlds: The Story of Film, Television & Digital Culture, the new permanent exhibition at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne. See also infomation about them at the ABC online.