Event: PRINT SCREEN: New Publishing Now Presented by Emile Zile
Great Hall, NGVI

Past program

Free entry

NGV International

Great Hall
Ground Level

Presented by Emile Zile as part of Melbourne Design Week & Melbourne Art Book Fair

Melbourne artist Emile Zile hosts a podcast series and live event for Melbourne Art Book Fair / Melbourne Design Week.

Looking at the state of alternate publishing and new forms of distribution, PRINT SCREEN will host discussions on the widespread disruption of traditional media channels and the accelerating digitisation of shared cultural consumption. Via podcast and live forum PRINT SCREEN will open up a vital discussion on the new waves of publishing and promotion that are located in simultaneously public and private realms.

What are the possibilities for new forums of cultural dispersion? Is there any escape from software after Covid? Where is the new gatekeeper? Who is making new claims? Is this moment of destabilisation a significant opportunity to reimagine publishing?


Emile Zile is an artist, filmmaker and performer. In the darkly comic and critical re-use and re-encoding of media broadcasts, communication protocols and online platforms his work reflects a distributed humanity, a yearning for transcendence and the limits of language. Building on a background of live and single-channel video, his work utilises site-specific performance, portraiture and filmmaking to capture the traces of humanity within an accelerating digital culture.

Entry to NGV is free with booked session times at NGV International. 

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Sat 27 Mar, 11am–3pm (AEDT) (Past)

12pm – 1.15pm
Newsletter DJ (Tiesto) LG Hill
Christopher LG Hill plays his newsletter live and direct, chopping download links and slinging .zip archives. Taking his esoteric and wide-ranging email newsletter as a starting point, Melbourne artist, publisher and musician LG Hill flips the great (dance)hall on its ear for Melbourne Art Book Fair.
Listen to Emile Zile interview Chris at Print Screen podcast.

1.30pm – 2.45pm
NFT fireside chat with Joe Hamilton and Nic Hamilton
Digital Artists Joe Hamilton and Nic Hamilton talk about their individual video practices and the newest category of commercial art, the NFT. Join us for a jargon-free primer for those curious about all that is non-fungible.

Sun 28 Mar, 11am–3pm (AEDT) (Past)

12pm -1.15pm
Digital Self-Publishing with Amelia Winata, Diego Ramirez and Anador Walsh
Art Criticism is migrating online, join leading local writers and editors to discuss digital art criticism, self-publishing and the challenges and limitations of being very online.
With Amelia Winata of MeMO review, Anador Walsh of Performance Review, Diego Ramirez of Running Dog

1.30pm – 2.45pm
Static Bodies, Networked Bodies with Shian Law, Lilian Steiner, Harrison Hall and Sam Mcgilp
During COVID-19 dancers found new ways to move. How did dancers and choreographers publicise and distribute themselves under pandemic conditions? What was learnt in the great pivot to digital, what is to be kept and what is to be left?

Event Prints & Drawings NGV International