Working in video, sculpture and event based practices, artist Mark Aerial Waller provides both an interpretation and interruption of cinema history. With recourse to technological and narrative mechanisms, Waller stretches, reiterates and at times perverts the mainstream vocabulary of structure and dramatic staging. All of Waller’s practice requires viewers to be alert interpreters, able to respond, evaluate, judge, transform and be transformed.
Waller participated in The 11th edition of the Baltic Triennial of International Art, CAC Vilnius, Lithuania in August to September 2012. In 2012 he also exhibited in ‘Superpower: Africa in Science Fiction’, curated by Nav Haq at Arnolfini, Bristol. Recent solo exhibitions include, ‘Offering Transmissions’, at Rodeo, Istanbul and ‘This isn’t Nelsons time it’s 1956 and it’s time to get out and leave this schtick’ at Outpost, Norwich in 2011. Past solo exhibitions include ‘The Cassiopeia Plan’ at Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge and ‘Resistance Domination Secret’ at Cell Project Space, London. Selected group Exhibitions include: ‘Like the Fireflies’, Nicoletta Rusconi, Milan, ‘More Soup & Tart’, a sculptural performance at the Barbican, London. ‘Kafe Pitoresk: L’éxperience du Monde Visionnaire’, (collaboration with Giles Round) at Serpentine Gallery, and solo pieces; ‘For the Straight Way is Lost’, 2nd Athens Biennale, Greece (2009), ‘You have Not Been Honest’, Museo D’Arte Contemporanea Donnaregina, Naples, Italy, British Council (2007) and ‘La Societé des Amis de Judex II’, Tate Modern, London (2007). His collaborative novel ‘Philip’, A speculative fiction with Cosmin Costinas, Rosemary Heather, Francis McKee, David Reinfurt, Steve Rushton, Heman Chong and Leif Magne Tangen, published by Project press, Dublin in 2007. Waller is also the founder of ‘The Wayward Canon’, a platform for event-based interventions in cinematic practices.