Surface Creep at Bus Projects

This October, Emile Zile (SFSIA alumno, LA ’18) and Annika Koops opened their show Surface Creep at Melbourne’s Bus Projects.

 

I fell in love with a human mirage in the desert of the Internet once. I was 13. This arid ‘love’ lasted for several years and it was sustained by MSN, which acted as a mediator for our poor grammar, delusional emotions and the sharing of our irrelevant lives. We became so enmeshed that they created a new email account with the numbers 4957, which stood for the letters of my name on the alphabet: D(4)-I(9)-E(5)-G(7). We eventually incorporated the phone to our ‘relationship’, where our voices resonated with a perfect ring while our pictures (mine were masterfully staged to hide that I was dramatically overweight) hinted at the existence of a soulmate.
– excerpt from “Surface Creep” by Diego Ramirez

 

 

 

Shimmering over the surfaces of rendered shapes, a creeping inertia draws. A dead space with living breath, embalmed under a layer of moisture. Without meat eyes, we see perfectly. Operating at a dank frequency we twitch and preen, meticulous agents.

S̴̢h̷̀͝i̶̕ḿ͠͠m̨͢e͠rí̴͟n̡͢g̨ ̀ơ͜v͏́͏er͢ ̷t̢h̵e̷̛ ̷s̶͟͞u͟͡r̡̕͡fa̸̴͠c̀e̴s̢͟ o͢f̶ ̴̢͜r̢̢̕e͠n̸͡d͢͏͡er͜e҉d ́s͢h̶a҉p̀͡es,́ ̷̡à ̀͞͏c̨͏͘r͏̡e͞͡͠ȩ̴́p͘͝i͘҉͡ǹg͟ ̴͟iǹ̨͘e̸̕r͢҉tia͞ d̸̛͡r̕̕͝a̸͟͜ws. ̧̡͞A̷͢ d̸̶́e̢̛͢a̢͜d́́ ͏̨͢s͠p͝a̷̕ce͟͠ ͞͠w҉̴͞it̷h̨҉ ̷ļ̴i̢v̡̀͜i̷̡͡n̵ǵ̨ ҉̵͟b͘͡͏r͞e̴̷͟a̶̴͜t̸̡͟h̴̨͘,̨͢ ̵ȩm̸̛͞b̸al͠͏̷m̷͠ȩ̵̡d u̢n̴͟d͟͢er͡͞ ̕͞͏a ̧̧l̕a̧͢y͏e̵̸r̀͢͠ o̧̡͠f̶̡ ̀͟m͠ó̕҉i̷s͘t̡̀ú̧͞r̵̡e͏. ́W̧͝i͡t͟h̶ò̀͢u̵t̴̛͡ ̛m̛͘͞e̛a͢͟t͘͡͠ ̡͘e̛͝ye͘͝s̀,̡͢ ̀͠ẃ͢e͟ ̵͝s͢͠e̷̢͘e ͟p̸͞҉er̸f̸̷̀e͞c͏̵͘t̵҉l̴̴y̢.̴ ̢̛͘Òp̧͡҉e̢҉r͢a̴̛t͟i̴͜ņģ͟ ͢͠a͞t̀͘ a͜ ͠d͟a҉n̢k̶ f͏̵r̵̨e̴̕q̧͘ue͜͞n͘c͝y̶ w͠e҉͢ ̶̡̨t͢͏ẁi̴t҉c̶͠͏h̨͞ ̷̨̡an̛͏d̨̀͢ ͏p̛͢҉r͢͢e̴͘͜e͢n̕͏,̡̛͏ ͟m̀͝͝e͢͡t̸̢͞i̡c̨͘͏u̵̵lǫ͟҉u̶̶̢s̶̢ ̧̕a͜҉g͏ę̛n͡t̨͟҉s.

S҉̴̛̕h҉̶̶i҉̶̶̸̀m̵̢̨͜͠m҉̵̴͜͢e̵͝r̴̶̴͟͞ì͟n̸̛͘͘g̡̛̛͜͡ ̶͏̶͜͞ò͟͞͞v̵̸̨̛͞é̶͟͞r͝ ̡̡́̕͜ţ͟͏͞h͜͠͞ȩ̸ ̶̛͜͜s̸̕ư͜r̶̡҉̛̀f̀͢a̴c̵̛͢͝e͟͏̡͠s̷͘͜͡ ̸̢̕ó̧͜f̴̶̷ ҉̡r̴̷̴͟e̷̕n҉̵d̀͏̛͢͝e̵͜͟ŗ̵͜͝e̵̸͜d̸̡͝ ͝͝ s̴h͢͏a̴̢͘p̷̢̨͠͝e̷̛͘s̶̀͜,̧̡́͟͞ ̵̢̧a̡͠ ̶͘c͏͟͜r̢͞é͠͞҉̵e̴̢͘̕͜p̡̡̕͟͞i͘͏͞͡n̴̢̢͏g͏̷͢ ̨̨̕͝i̶͟͢n̵̢͠e͜͟r̛҉t̵̀̕͝i̵̵̧͟͠a̸͟ ́͏̶̧ d̵̨͟͜ŕ̶̢͟a̶̴̴͞͞w̶̢ś̴̶̨͠.̶́͞ ̧̛͘͘A̡̨̢͘ ̧̀͞͡d͟͏e̸̢͟a̸̷̧͝d̸́͘͢ ̶̴̸͢͞ś̡̛͡ṕ͢a̵͜͟͝ç̧̛͢͠e̛͢ ̶̛͘͞w̴̧͞͞į̶̶͝͠t̨͡͞h̴̛́͘͟ ̕͜͏̢͞l̷̵i͜͝v̶̛͠í̴̛ņ̵̵͡g̸̷͢͜ ̡̕͝͞͞b̵́͟͢͞r̡͞͞e͟҉́ą̵͝҉͏t̴̸̢͏̸h͡҉̢̛,̡̧͡͝ ͏é̷͠m҉͢͠b̢̀͟͡a̵̸ĺ̷̨̕m̸̸̨̀e̸҉d̴͟ ̕u̶͠n̴͏̵̸d͠҉̸̵ȩ̶̕͠͝r̴͏́͞ ̶̷̨̛҉a̸̢͞ ̀̕͟͞ĺ̢͢à̴y̴̷̧͞e̡̨̕͝҉r҉ ͏̷́̕ó̵͏́f̵̛́ ͏҉m̶̴̧͟͟o̷̢̕͏͠i̛͟͟s̢̀̀t͜ù̢ŕ̷̕e͜͝.̧͘ ̨̛͝W̶̸͏͜i̴̧̢͠ţ̧͠h̸̨͟͝o̸̡͘҉͟ú̴̀͟͡t͝҉͘ ̀̀͡͏ḿ͏̴̢͢ę̴͜͠͡ą̷̶͞t̵̛ ̀̀͢͞e͟͞҉͞ý҉҉̴̛ȩ̸͢͞s̵̶̡̕͡,͜͡͏̀ ̴̛̕͝w̴̢̕͢͞e̢͟͝͝ ͟͏ś̢̀e͟͢e҉͢ ̷͡p̢͠e͟r̴f̨̛͟e̛͏c̵̀͠҉t̴́͟͜l̀̕͟y̷̡.̡̛ ̨̛́͠Ó̶p̢͢͟e̵̶͢r̶̀͝͝a̶͏t̕͘͟í̴̕͟͜n̶̛͟͠͞g҉̛̀ ̨̢̢̛̕á̡͜͏t̴̢̨̢͠ ̢́͜͠͡a̡̧ ͢͡d͏̛a͏̷̨n͢ḱ̢҉̷͜ ̕͏f̵͘r̸̴͜͏͟ę̢͜͡͝q̷̢̕u̴̧e̴͜͟n̸̸̨̢c̷͡y͏͡͞ ͏̶̕͠͝ẃ͘͝e͟͢͞ ̷̷̡͘͢t̴͏̡͞ẃ̡i͜͏̸ţ͡͡͝ç̧h͠҉ ̶̢͘͝ą̡̛͢ń̶̵d̸̷͘͝͝ ̴̵͜p̸̸̕͢r̢̢͢e͠͝͏̴e̷҉n͏̶̨̡̕,̸̛͘̕͞ ̕m̀͝e̶̷̷͘͏t̶̡́į̵͢͞c͏́̕͘u̧̢ĺ̶̨͡͠o̴̡͘҉ùş̸̶͝ ̢͘a̵̧g͘͡e͢͏ņ̷҉͞t͢͏̷̡͟ş̴̡́.̧̕͢

 

Information

Surface Creep
Emile Zile and Annika Koops
Gallery 1
Opening: Wed 2nd October 6-8pm
Dates: 2-26 October 2019

Bus Projects, Melbourne

About Emile

Emile Zile is an artist, filmmaker and performer.

In the darkly comic and critical re-use and re-encoding of media broadcasts, communication protocols and online platforms his work reflects a distributed humanity, a yearning for transcendence and the limits of language. Building on a background of live and single-channel video, his work utilises site-specific performance, portraiture and filmmaking to capture the traces of humanity within an accelerating digital culture.