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51 PAINTINGS SUITE

Reconfiguring poses of characters from German Black Death plague era paintings through new places and time.

What first began as a single five minute video filmed in Germany in 2006 become a long term, ongoing video project intersecting nine slow films to what we now understand as a metamodern cinema. Through short and long form artefacts, each film imbues debate about trauma and rethought memory through an epistemological affect of a structure of reason (in metamodernism) from the connections and experiences we forge with the past. All films are public domain artefacts.

 

The 51 Paintings Suite is my current PhD (by prior published work) thesis titled 'Metamodern affect and trauma memory in slow cinema' at Flinders University. See below for more information about my thesis.

51 PAINTINGS

Research Form: peer reviewed art film

Licence: public domain film

Completed: 2012

Published: 07-07-2013

Publisher: XII International Image festival, Colombia

ERA qualifier: 2013

Duration: 71 mins

ISAN: 0000-0005-B469-0000-3-0000-0000-S

IMDB: tt2318982

 

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THE TAILOR OF AUTUMN

Research Form: peer reviewed art film

Licence: public domain film

Completed: 2014

Published: 10-11-2022

Publisher: Federation Square, Melbourne

Author: Shaun Wilson

ERA qualifier: 2022

Duration: 63 mins

ISAN: 0000-0005-B46E-0000-S-0000-0000-R

IMDB: tt2676698

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INDIGO RISING

Research Form: peer reviewed art film

Licence: public domain film

Completed: 2017

Published: 02-11-2018

Publisher: Sawtooth ARI

Author: Shaun Wilson

ERA qualifier: 2018

Duration: 48 mins

ISAN: 0000-0005-B46F-0000-X-0000-0000-C

IMDB: tt7657582

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WINTER ORBIT

Research Form: peer reviewed art film

Licence: public domain film

Completed: 2020

Published: 10-09-2020

Publisher: Federation Square, Melbourne

Authors: Shaun Wilson, Darrin Verhagen, Pearl M. Wilson

ERA qualifier: 2020

Duration: 60 mins

ISAN: 0000-0006-9B8B-0000-P-0000-0000-0

IMDB: tt13445416
Collection: ASAC Collection, Venice Biennale

 

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IN THE JOURNEY OF MIDNIGHT

Research Form: peer reviewed art film

Licence: public domain film

Completed: 2018
Published: 20-02-2021

Publisher: Federation Square, Melbourne 

ERA qualifier: TBC

Duration: 50 mins

ISAN: 0000-0006-9BB1-0000-5-0000-0000-M

IMDB: TBC

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THE BLACK PERIOD

Research Form: peer reviewed art film

Licence: public domain film

Completed: 2022
Published: 10-11-2022

Publisher: Federation Square, Melbourne

ERA qualifier: TBC 

Duration: 59 mins
ISAN: 0000-0006-9B8A-0000-K-0000-0000-E

IMDB: tt24234830/

 

 

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FADING LIGHT

Research Form: peer reviewed art film

Licence: public domain film

Completed: 2023
Published: 2024 TBA

Publisher: TBA

Duration: 52 mins

 

 

ABOUT THE PhD

Award: PhD (by prior published work)

Host: Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia

Submission: October 2024

Its been 18 years since I first started working on this project and have now consolidated the extensive nine feature film body of work into a PhD that retrospectively looks back on the dossier of films to find a conclusion to the context and impact as a collection of published research. In doing so, I have discovered an affectual model for metamodern film based on an epistemological structure of reason that offered both a new way to comprehend trauma memory in slow films but also, define a new way to access affect in metamodernism. Drawing from hundreds of hours of footage filmed across Germany, England and Australia, these films give way to a new understanding of slowness as a significant discovery about metamodern cinema. 

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