Friday On My Mind Melbourne Sept. 16
SHAPESHIFTER - The mercurial Amiel Courtin-Wilson
This Friday, FOMM host James Hewison gets an insight into the mind of the multi-talented and mercurial artist and filmmaker Amiel Courtin-Wilson. James will be talking to Ameil about not only his work as a filmmaker and his upcoming feature Ruin, but also his more recent forays in the world of gallery art, artistic collaboration and the challenges and joys that come with that.
As a filmmaker and artist, Courtin-Wilson traverses the no man’s land of fiction and documentary, chronicling places and people in the margins, those usually out of frame or out of focus. From New York to Cambodia via Melbourne and now Oklahoma most recently, his is a rare curiosity and vitality seeking out the light where there seems only dark.
His singular, distinctive muscularity as a filmmaker extends beyond the borders too of the orthodoxies (even confines) of cinema into other art practice. He’s had work exhibited at Utopian Slumps and Gertrude Contemporary and his films have screened at the NGV, MONA, the Gallery of NSW and most recently was commissioned by the Whitney in New York. He’s collaborating on a multi-projection work, Under The Wire at the forthcoming Melbourne Festival and his most recent feature film, Ruin which debuted at the Venice Film Festival will open at ACMI Cinemas later this year, including a unique, ephemeral live performance.
Federation Square, Flinders St
This Friday 6pm