Opening: Karrabing Film Collective

Sound- and Video-Installation

Tue, 2019/08/20
courtyard, Kuppelhalle
18:00

The Karrabing Film Collective is an indigenous media collective founded in 2010 and based at the upper end of the Northern Territory in Australia. They see themselves as a grassroots movement which uses its aesthetic practice as a means of self-organization. Their films show their lives, forge links to their land, and intervene in the global image of indigenousness. Their develop their own artistic language between fiction and documentary and history and the present which can be understood as a new form of collective indigenous action. The medium of film is a form of survival strategy – a refusal to renounce their own land and a means of exploring the social conditions of inequality. As part of the Stoffwechsel project by Film Feld Forschung, we are opening the program with new oral history works on the external grounds of silent green Kulturquartier.

As part of the Stoffwechsel project by Film Feld Forschung, we are opening the programme with new oral history works on the external grounds of silent green Kulturquartier. The Mermaids, Or Aiden In Wonderland (2018), which was recently shown at Forum Expanded, is then being screened together with Night Time Go (2017) in the Kuppelhalle. Night Time Go links together reenactments with archive material and is dedicated to the arrests of indigenous people during the Second World War.

6pm
courtyard, silent green
24 Hours, 2019 – Sound- and Videoworks
(outdoor preview)

8pm
Kuppelhalle
The Mermaids, or Aiden in Wonderland, 2018 digital file | OF | 27min
Night Time Go, 2017digital file | OF | 31min

Guests: Ethan Jorrock, Angelina Lewis, Elisabeth A. Povinelli und Kieran Sing

free admission


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24 HoursThe exhibition is open from August 21–25, 11am to 8pm in the courtyard of silent green. It explores the ordinary obstacles Indigenous families face as they move through an ordinary day. Four video panels are arranged to follow the path of the sun. Voices from the past rise from the ground and merge with lyrics written by the collective and music directed by its younger members, becoming a sonic landscape. 24 Hours dramatizes and satirizes the settler forms of governance and extractive capitalism that Karrabing members encounter over the course of a day. 

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