27. August 2019 - 18:00 till 19:30
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First Nations’ First Person Contributor #2 Karrabing Film Collective | ANU School of Art & Design, Sculpture and Spatial Practice Modelling Room | Tuesday, 27. August 2019

First Nations’ First Person is a series of talks and workshops hosted by the Sculpture and Spatial Practice Workshop bringing the School of Art and Design community into dialogue with prominent contemporary Australian First Nations’ artists and curators. In the second event in the series, Rex Sing and Linda Yarrowin from the Karrabing Film Collective will screen some of their film work and engage the public and ANU students and staff in a conversation afterwards. There will also be a workshop where students can learn more about the Collective and its practices. 
Karrabing Film Collective are an Indigenous media group who use filmmaking to interrogate the conditions of inequality for Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory and retain connections to land and their ancestors. The group features an intergenerational mix of more than thirty members of the Belyuen community, together with anthropologist, activist and gender studies professor Elizabeth Povinelli, who has worked with the community since 1984. Together they have sought to create a model for Indigenous filmmaking and activism, by bringing together different tribes and languages, conceiving works through an infrastructure of communal thinking and experimentation, and seamlessly blending fiction and documentary traditions. They have presented their work at MoMA-PS-1 (2019); Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (2018); PUBLICS, Helsinki (2018); Institut fur Auslandsbeziehungen, Berlin (2018); Jakarta Biennale (2017); Centre Pompidou (2017); Tate Modern (2017); dOCUMENTA 14, Kassel (2017); Contour Biennale 8, Mechelen (2017), Melbourne International Film Festival (2015, 2018), and Biennale of Sydney (2016).
If you are an ANU School of Art & Design student and would like to register for the workshop (9 - 11am 28th August - limited places!), please send an email to Sanne Carroll u6053348@anu.edu.au
First Nations’ First Person is kindly supported by Visual Arts Endowment funding and the CASS Workshop Grant Scheme.
Image caption: Karrabing Film Collective, Wutharr, Saltwater Dreams, 2016.