Soda_Jerk, The Was, 2016, Soda_Jerk vs The Avalanches with Chris Hopkins & Al Smithee, digital video

Soda_Jerk: Flowers from the barrel of a gun

Soda_Jerk are currently undertaking an eight-week Asialink Arts residency in Hong Kong, working in association with Videotage in Kowloon City, 25 October – 25 December. They will be in Guangzhou China to screen and discuss their practice at Video Bureau, Guangzhou China, on 15 December 2016 and present their work at the Guangzhou Real Life Hip Hop Festival 16–18 December 2016. They are participating in New World Order curated by Ella Barclay and Toni Bailey for the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Liverpool, 9 December 2016 – 12 February 2017; Avant to Live, Craig Baldwin’s annual program of new experimental works at Other Cinema, San Francisco, 17 December 2016; and Moving Histories // Future Projections, curated by Kelly Doley and Diana Smith for dLux Media Arts and toured by Museums & Galleries of NSW, 2017–19.

In 2017 they will have a solo show at SPACES, Cleveland, 28 January – 26 February 2017; and present work in collaboration with VNS Matrix in Hacking/ Modding/ Remixing as Feminist Protest, curated by Angela Washko for the Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, 28 January – 26 February 2017. They will also present their multi-channel lecture performance The Carousel at the Royal College of Art on 22 February 2017; present work in Flaherty NYC, curated by Ruth Somalo, at Anthology Film Archives, New York, 28 February 2017; and are included in the exhibition Into the Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction, curated by Patrick Gyger for the Barbican Centre, London, 2 June – 1 September 2017, followed by a five-year international tour.

Adrian Martin is a film critic and audiovisual essayist who lives in Vilassar de Mar, Spain. His most recent book is Mise en scène and Film Style: From Classical Hollywood to New Media Art, published by Palgrave, and he is co-editor of LOLA magazine (www.lolajournal.com), the 7th issue of which appears late 2016.