CIRCUIT 2016 Curator-at-large
George Clark is an artist, curator and writer based between London and Hong Kong. He is CIRCUIT's 2016 Curator-at-large and will be commissioning a series of works for cinema which will premiere at the CIRCUIT Festival in Wellington, September 2016.
From 2013 he worked as Assistant Curator of Film, Tate Modern, London where he curated retrospectives of Ute Aurand, Camille Henrot, Vlado Kristl, Mike Kuchar, Luis Ospina and the series Magiciens de la Terre Reconsidered (with Lucy Steeds) and L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema. His curatorial research is focused on exploring and expanding histories of film and video practice globally, with particular research interest in South East Asia. He was on the advisory board of the 5th Bangkok Experimental Film Festival, curated a major focus on artist Lav Diaz for the 2012 AV Festival and co-curated Infermental an exhibition on the international magazine on videocassette for Focal Point Gallery 2010 together with Dan Kidner and James Richards. Clark has written for Afterall, Art Monthly, Mousse Magazine and Sight & Sound.
As an artist, his most recent film project A Distant Echo has been developed with an Award from the Arts Council of England that will feature a new composition developed in collaboration with musician Tom Challenger that has been supported by the PRS Foundation for Music. He worked with Luke Fowler on the film The Poor Stockinger, the Luddite Cropper and the Deluded Followers of Joanna Southcott (2013) looking at the work of Marxist historian E.P. Thompson and the emergence of cultural studies in the 1950s. Prior to this he co-wrote with artist Beatrice Gibson the script for her The Futures Getting Like the Rest of Us (2010) that grew out of a series of workshops spanning four months with residents of older peoples homes in London that was commissioned the Serpentine Gallery, London.