Fillip 8 — Fall 2008

Fillip Index
Julia Meltzer & David Thorne

Julie Meltzer and David Thorne’s project for Fillip 8 is the second of an ongoing series in which artists and writers are asked to use the format of the index to recontextualize the content of an issue of Fillip. Meltzer and Thorne’s index refigures a contemporary art discourse though the language of affect and feeling. Deliberately misrepresenting the information it claims to describe, their index within an index is only slightly contained within its own dislocated internal order.

About the Author

Los Angeles-based artists Julia Meltzer and David Thorne produce videos, photographs, installations, and published texts. Current projects focus on the ways in which visions of the future are imagined, claimed, and realized, specifically in relation to faith and global politics. Their work has been exhibited at the Wexner Center for the Arts, the 2008 Whitney Biennial, Akbank Sanat Gallery, Istanbul, the 2006 California Biennial, Apex Art, New York, and as part of the Hayward Gallery’s travelling exhibition program. Video work has been screened at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, The New York Video Festival, the Margaret Mead Film Festival, and the Toronto International Film Festival, among many others.

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