Daniel Askill

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Daniel Askill (born 1977) is an Australian filmmaker and artist who uses film, photographs, video installation and sculpture in his work.[1] He has directed short films, music videos, commercials and fashion films.[2][3] He is currently based between Sydney and New York.[1]

Early life and work[edit]

Askill was born in Sydney in 1977. He initially studied visual communication[4] at the University of Technology Sydney in 1997[5] before moving to London, studying at the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in 1999.[6]

Working freelance in London, he was involved in design work and film direction.[2] Also during his time in London, he engaged in visual design work for Alexander McQueen.[7]

In 2001, Askill returned to Sydney and founded multimedia production and design studio Collider with his colleagues Andrew van der Westhuyzen and Sam Zalaiskalns.[5] The studio has since expanded and presently has a large roster of staff and directors.

In addition to his background in film and video, Askill also has a background in music composition and performance.[6][8] He also recorded an album with shakuhachi player Riley Lee when he was 19.[7][9] With Collider, Askill directed short films, fashion films and commercials for companies including Sony, Dior Homme and Xbox.[6]

We Have Decided Not To Die[edit]

In 2003, Askill wrote and directed the critically acclaimed,[10] surreal short film We Have Decided Not To Die. Exhibited in various international film festivals, the film won prizes at the Clermont-Ferrand festival in France,[11] Melbourne International in Australia, Brookyln International[12] and South by Southwest in the United States.[13][14] The work is notable for its portrayal of the human body, ritual and use of visceral special effects. It was described by film critic Susan Shineberg in the Sydney Morning Herald as "a breathtaking, burnished triptych, it evokes a surreal, ritualistic world whose characters appear to float free of space and time".[15]

Works[edit]

Along with his video art he has also directed numerous music videos for artists such as Sia, These New Puritans and Phoenix.[16] He directed Phoenix's Rally (2007)[17] and Consolation Prizes (2006)[18]

Askill was also commissioned to make films for fashion companies like Ksubi,[19] Another Magazine, Dior[20] and Acne.[21]

In 2009, Askill collaborated with the Sydney Dance Company in its creative work We Unfold. Askill was commissioned to provide video art to screen alongside the work[22] which was exhibited at the Venice Biennale in 2010.[23]

Askill's most recent, solo exhibitions Modern Worship (2011) and Three Rituals (2011) have been exhibited in Los Angeles and Sydney. The works are described as "a meditation on the notion of ritual and how it can be viewed through the eyes of modern culture"[1] and use video installation, photography and sculpture.[1]

List of Works[edit]

Film[edit]

  • We Have Decided Not to Die (2003)

Artistic Works[edit]

  • Modern Worship (2011)
  • Slow Work on a Bright Screen (2010)
  • Triptych and Transforming (2010)
  • Artefacts from The Fifth Ritual (2009)
  • We Unfold (2009)
  • Suspending Disbelief (2008)
  • Angel (2007)

Music videos[edit]

Commercials[edit]

Askill has also directed a number of commercials for companies including, Sony, BMW, Dior Homme, and Xbox.[6]

Selected Exhibitions and screenings[edit]

  • Prism, Los Angeles- Three Rituals – 2011[1]
  • Gallery A.S, Sydney – Modern Worship – 2011[32]
  • Nam June Paik Art Center, Seoul, Korea- Souvenirs from Earth – 2011[33]
  • Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy – We Unfold – 2010[34]
  • World Expo, Shanghai, China – We Unfold – 2010[35]
  • ASVOFF Centre Pompidou, Paris, France- Nocturna – 2010[36]
  • RAFW, Sydney- Suspending Disbelief – 2009
  • Monster Children Gallery, Sydney- Artefacts From The Fifth Ritual – 2009[37]
  • Palais de Tokyo, Paris – France Artcurial for Amnesty International – 2008[38]
  • Werkleitz Biennale, Halle, GermanyHappy Believers – 2006 (group)[39]
  • Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK – onedotzero – 2004[40]
  • ARTSPACE, Sydney, Australia – We Have Decided Not To Die – 2003

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Prismla artist biography". Three Rituals Exhibit Page. Retrieved 7 October 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Daniel Askill of Collider Interview". Pedestrian.tv. Retrieved 7 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "MY SPACE: MR DANIEL ASKILL". Mr. Porter. Retrieved 7 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "We Have Decided Not To Die Press Kit" (PDF). Retrieved 7 October 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "Where&What + Meet The Sydney Creatives Behind Collider". The Galeries Blog. The Galeries. Retrieved 7 October 2011. 
  6. ^ a b c d Georgiou, Oliver. "Science of Movement". The Blackmail... Retrieved 7 October 2011. 
  7. ^ a b "Daniel Askill: Dillinger Magazine". Dillinger Magazine. Retrieved 9 October 2011. 
  8. ^ "Daniel Askill's Modern Worship". ABC Arts Online. 4 May 2011. Retrieved 7 October 2011. 
  9. ^ "Australian Music Centre – Riley Lee Discography Page". Australian Music Centre. Retrieved 9 October 2011. 
  10. ^ Catsoullis, Jeanette (21 July 2006). "Alternatives to the Multiplex in 'The World According to Shorts'". New York Times. Retrieved 7 October 2011. 
  11. ^ Mair, Tracey. "Australian success at Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival, France". Australian Film Commission Press Releases. Retrieved 7 October 2011. 
  12. ^ "Brooklyn Film Festival film details – We Have Decided Not To Die". Retrieved 9 October 2011. 
  13. ^ "Festivals and Awards: International Awards Winners 2004". Screen Australia. Retrieved 7 October 2011. 
  14. ^ "We Have Decided Not To Die". 
  15. ^ Shineberg, Susan (13 February 2004). "Ten minutes to die for". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 7 October 2011. 
  16. ^ "Update: Phoenix to work with Jordan and Daniel Askill's father, Michael". Pedestrian.tv. Retrieved 7 October 2011. 
  17. ^ "Phoenix – Rally". Collider Projects Page. 
  18. ^ "Phoenix – Consolation Prizes". Collider Project Page. Retrieved 7 October 2011. 
  19. ^ "Dazed Digital: Ksubi Kolors Film". Dazed Digital. Retrieved 9 October 2011. 
  20. ^ "Farhenheit 32 by Daniel Askill & Hedi Slimane". Retrieved 9 October 2011. 
  21. ^ "Askill on Acne for Cruise 11 (video)". The Vine. Retrieved 9 October 2011. 
  22. ^ "We Unfold". Sydney Dance Company. 
  23. ^ Mackrell, Judith (7 June 2010). "Dance finds a perfect partner in Venice". The Guardian. Retrieved 7 October 2011. 
  24. ^ "See You Hurry Project Page". Retrieved 7 October 2011. 
  25. ^ "We Want War Project Page". Retrieved 7 October 2011. 
  26. ^ "Pogo Project Page". Retrieved 7 October 2011. 
  27. ^ "Rally Project Page". Retrieved 7 October 2011. 
  28. ^ "Follow the Cops Project Page". Retrieved 7 October 2011. 
  29. ^ "Consolation Prizes Project Page". Retrieved 7 October 2011. 
  30. ^ "Reign Project Page". 
  31. ^ "Breathe Me Project Page". 
  32. ^ "Daniel Askill Modern Worship". Concrete Playground. 
  33. ^ "Souvenirs From Earth Artist Biography – Daniel Askill". Retrieved 7 October 2011. 
  34. ^ "Event page – Sydney Dance Company "We Unfold"". Venice Biennale Programme. Retrieved 10 October 2011. 
  35. ^ Machalias, Helen (11 May 2010). "we unfold | Sydney Dance Company". Australian Stage. Retrieved 7 October 2011. 
  36. ^ "ASVOFF 3 Winners" (PDF). ASVOFF. Retrieved 10 October 2011. 
  37. ^ "Monster Children – Exhibition by Daniel Askill.". Retrieved 10 October 2011. 
  38. ^ "http://artforum.com/news/week=200850". International News Digest 2008. ARTFORUM.  External link in |title= (help)
  39. ^ "Werkleitz Biennale 2006 Programme". Retrieved 7 October 2011. 
  40. ^ "onedotzero – We Have Decided Not To Die". Retrieved 10 October 2011. 

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