Disrupted Festival of Ideas & Perth Institute of Contemporary Art

Artefact Screening

Artefact commemorates the mysterious phenomenon of brand disappearance from Blackberry, to Nokia, to Atari. It is a tribute to the immortal consumer icons we have internationally adored and the intimate and fickle ways we worship them.

The Artefact film has been created by collaborators Willoh S.Weiland and JR Brennan with Finnish editor Kim Saarinen and is a testament to long distance collaboration. Following Artefact’s debut at ANTI Festival in Kuopio, Finland (2016) Aphids presents a screening of the work at Disrupted Festival of Ideas, at the Perth Cultural Screen, Western Australia.


Original concept – Willoh S. Weiland
Music Direction and Original Composition – J R Brennan
Cinematography – Kim Saarinen with Matthew Gingold and Lasse Hartikainen
Edited – Kim Saarinen
Text for music – JR Brennan with Anna Akhmatova, MS DOS, Jose Saramago and “Birch Bark Letter no 22”
Text for performance – Willoh S.Weiland and Emile Zile
Artefact designed – Willoh S. Weiland and Susan Cohn
Mixed and mastered – Chris Townend

Disrupted Festival of Ideas
28 July

Images Aaron Claringbold

APHIDS acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung and Boon wurrung peoples on whose lands we live and work. Sovereignty was never ceded and we pay our respect to past, present, and future Aboriginal elders and community, and to their long and rich history of artmaking on this Country.