sissu tarka
Since 2002
Works in London United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Sissu Tarka is an artist and researcher whose current interest lies in the criticality of emerging practices and economies of media art. Her work addresses themes of non-linearity, modes of resistance, and articulations of present-day tendencies towards the democratic, active work. In her media art practice Sissu works with digital animation, installation and drawing, and her recent project REVOLV-OLUTION involves a speech-performance, a tower and a re-assembled Manga-notepad. Her inspirations are pop-up books, octagons, white snowy landscapes, Japan, and post-communist systems.

In 2006 Sissu completed a practice-based Ph.D. in Fine Arts at Central Saint Martins College, London (titled Doubling in a Practice of Animation Doubling in a Practice of Animation), and in June 2007 she joined CRUMB, Curatorial Resource for Upstart Media Bliss, University of Sunderland. When not with CRUMB Sissu collaborates with Colm Lally (E:ventGallery London) to explore dynamics of event and event structures in contemporary practices, where the event shapes and to some degree triggers our understanding of a site, the construction of dialogues, the artistic inter-vention, and social processes. Their work is an experiment and a space of often mundane, everyday actions; it adapts a dialogical structure during the creation of artistic encounters. Current projects involve: work-shops; studio_links; a book/a residency; an open gallery system.

Sissu’s curatorial practice includes her collaboration with the Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck. There she co-curated shows including Arbeit*/work (2005) which toured to Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork, and Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast; or There is no border, there is no border, there is no border, no border, no border, no border, I wish (2007).
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Thu Jan 20, 2005 00:00 - Mon Jan 17, 2005


ICA digital studio

Animation work + interactive processes
by Sissu Tarka

20 Jan - 20 Feb 2005

PRIVATE VIEW: Thurs 20 Jan 6 - 8 pm


Tarka's background is in Fine Art practice. D\_H H\_D will present animation and interactive work in a non-productive and imaginative new media site. Deriving from found objects and imagery, the installation of moving images appropriates minimalist aesthetics and combines them with animation’s subversive aspects. Emergency pictures from newspapers, or an iconic image of Branson, re-appear digitally manipulated as heterogeneous material. In the strange combination of everyday encounters and new technologies the format of the work refers to a kind of domesticated technology (homedata).

As part of D\_H H\_D Tarka launches the CD WICKED. A limited edition is available.

Accompanying TALKS in response to D\_H H\_D:
Talk1: Thurs 27 Jan 6.30
Melanie Jackson on animation and the integration of technologies
Talk2: Thurs 03 Feb 6.30
Mark Nash responds from the perspective of a film theorist and curator
Talk3: Thurs 10 Feb 6.30
Elena Cologni on performative aspects in D\_H H\_D


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