Time to De-Beef
31 Jul–7 Sep 2019
Formed in 2006, Time To De-Beef is a fictional music video that depicts the life of the ‘Lords of Beef’ gang in New York City. Their somewhat abstract demand to ‘de-beef’ translates to what the gang calls “Ontologic deep tissue massage”.
Curated by Kelli Alred and Laura Couttie as part of the 2019 Channels Festival: International Biennial of Video Art.
PLAY (2014-2019) was a continuously programmed online gallery that presented single channel video art by national and international artists to audiences throughout Australia and the world.
Time To De-Beef is a fictional music video that depicts the life of the ‘Lords of Beef’ gang in New York City.
Kira Nova is a New York-based artist, working in both visual arts and theater. Her practice combines physical theatre, dance, stand-up, Butoh, perverted academic language and sculptural work. Nova worked as a clown in the circus throughout her youth, has backgrounds in various movement and improvisation techniques. She holds a research MA in Cultural Analysis and MA in Political Studies. Nova’s work has been presented at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris; MET Breuer, MoMA PS1, The Kitchen, Sculpture Center, Swiss Institute in New York; dOCUMENTA (13) in Kassel (with Michael Portnoy); Hauser & Wirth in Zurich and New York; de Appel art center in Amsterdam; Studio Voltaire, Block Universe festival in London; Playground Festival at STUK in Leuven, Performatik Festival, Beursschouwburg theater in Brussels; Western Front in Vancouver; Swiss Sculpture Exhibition at Biel-Bienne in Switzerland; ArteBA, Buenos Aires; Time-Based Art Festival in Portland; Contemporary Art Centre (CAC) in Vilnius, among other venues.
Laura Couttie is an arts manager, writer and curator. Over the past ten years Laura has worked in creative, administrative and management roles in a variety of galleries and arts organisations, including the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Channels Festival: International Biennial of Video Art, Melbourne Fringe, Next Wave Festival, Tolarno Galleries, SEVENTH Gallery and the Australian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale.
Kelli Alred Channels Festival: International Biennial of Video Art.