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Witkacy & Malinowski: a cinematic séance in 23 scenes

John Gillies

By Tyler Patterson — 11 June, 2019

On the first day of spring in 1914, a train tore through the Australian countryside en route to Toowoomba from Brisbane. Belching smoke and swallowing shovelful after shovelful of coal, it carried the anthropologist Bronislaw Malinowski, who was touring Australia with the British Association for the Advancement of Science Congress, and his childhood friend—the artist-playwright…

Terror Nullius

Soda_Jerk

By Lauren Carroll Harris — 25 May, 2018

Soda_Jerk are bomb-throwers. For more than fifteen years, the Australian, New-York-based collaborative unit have made an art practice out of cutting, collaging and appropriating—watching for the blind spots in the official narratives of culture, politics and history, fascinated less by what’s present than what’s omitted. Now, in their 55-minute video work, Terror Nullius (2018), they…