Ey Up George Clark
The other week Pavilion held a talk by Ismal Muntaha and Bunga Siagian from the Jatiwangi Art Factory, Indonesia and artist/curator George Clark who had recently undertaken a residency there. I was partially taken with JaF – though knowing quite what to describe it as is rather tricky – a mix of people, projects, festivals, and myths, where art aims to underpin everyday life itself.
I was keen to hear more from George who between his various film and curatorial projects, not to mention being assistant curator of film at Tate Modern for a while, has a particularly in-depth and quite unique knowledge when it comes to artist and more experimental film making. It was great to hear his thoughts about cinema, de-centralising art history, de-centralising himself, balancing his various roles, the simple desire of wanting to show things no-one else would show, and why he is not interested in expressing himself.