Emile Zile is an artist, filmmaker and performer. 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. Emile received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from RMIT Media Arts before relocating to Amsterdam in 2007 to commence an MFA degree at the Sandberg Institute. In 2012 he began a two year residency at the Rijksakademie vanbeeldende kunsten, Amsterdam. In 2018 he commenced full-time practice-based doctoral research at Digital Ethnography Research Centre, Department of Media RMIT Melbourne.
Becoming The Icon
Becoming the Icon is a film in which the language of power manifests in familiar yet uncanny ways. Echoing the rhythms of political speech and gesture, artists Lilian Steiner and Emile Zile reveal the ways in which truth and conviction are more than abstract concepts, instead finding surprising roots in our embodied experience.