Emile Zile, Mildura Listening Project, 2015, Silent digital videos, Sunraysia Ethnic Communities Council. Video still courtesy the artist.

Linked by a pair of earbud headphones, a couple sit before the camera. I ask them to each select a piece of music that they are emotionally linked to. They then listen to the music together, one ear each, linked via the extended earbud. I begin the camera rolling and leave the room, telling them to listen to both songs and be seated in front of the camera. The amount of body language they express to the camera is up to them.

This is a project to video record listening, body language and togetherness.

Emile received a BFA degree from RMIT Media Arts Melbourne before relocating to Amsterdam in 2007 to commence a MFA degree at the Sandberg Institute. In 2012 he began a two year studio residency at the Rjksakademie van beldeende kunsten, Amsterdam. Recent exhibitions, screenings and performances include National Gallery of Victoria Australia, ICA London, Fargfabriken Stockholm, MCA Sydney, Rojo Nova Sao Paulo Brazil, International Film Festival Rotterdam.

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