Film

Singe Use Exhibition by Miska Mandic

Kevina-Jo Smith and myself have an upcoming exhibition at 107 Projects in Redfern, Sydney. It's something I've been working on for quite a while now, so it'll be exciting to see it up finally.

Single Use puts focus on the lingering impression of the small actions of our collective routines: picking up groceries on the way home from work, putting a take-away coffee in the bin, washing pre-mixed salad in its bag from the store.

Over weeks and months Miška Mandić photographs and films familiar supermarket goods: strawberries in a plastic box, or potatoes in plastic and polystyrene. The resulting images record the disintegration of fruit and vegetables and the endurance of the single-use packaging left behind.

The surviving packaging is then washed and handed over to Kevina-Jo Smith who uses it to create mixed media works. These pieces function as interventions: altering the journey of our forgettable discards by transforming them into intricate, lasting artefacts.

The exhibition will feature a soundtrack by Sydney noise artist Luke Bacon.

Opening Wednesday 26th October | 6–8pm.
Exhibition continues until Sunday 6th November.
Gallery open Tuesday–Saturday 11am–6pm | Sunday 11am–4pm.

 

 

Spear - trailer by Miska Mandic

I was pretty chuffed to get to make the trailer for 'Spear' a film by Stephen Page featuring Bangarra Dance Company. I'm a big fan of dance films in general, AND I'm a big fan of Bangarra dance company. It was such a joy to be a small cog in the machine of this affecting and important film.

Spear is the story of a young Aboriginal man named Djali (performed by Hunter Page-Lochard) exploring the space between the history and traditions of his people, and life as a man in urban-Australia.  "One foot in each world, a heart in none" as Aaron Pedersen's character Suicide Man says in the film.

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