Shadowlife: Moving Image

Unclassified 15+

Bindi Cole. Image courtesy Nellie Castan Gallery.
Bindi Cole. Image courtesy Nellie Castan Gallery.

Shadow Life is an exhibition of moving image works by six internationally renowned contemporary Indigenous Australian artists (and one non-Indigenous collaborator).

Presented as a looped screening with a contextual talk by curator Djon Mundine OAM, Shadow Life explores the notion of the shadow as a representation of our soul that can never leave or exist independent of the body.

The exhibition will also showcase the photo-based practices of key Aboriginal artists including Vernon Ah Kee, Bindi Cole, Destiny Deacon, Fiona Foley, Ivan Sen and Christian Thompson.

The exhibition will be screened on a loop in Studio 1 from 10am to 6pm, pausing for the talk with Djon Mundine OAM from 3pm to 4pm.


Whitefella Normal, Blackfella Me Vernon Ah Kee, 30 secs, Australia, 2004
Seventy Times Seven Bindi Cole, 10:21 mins, Australia, 2011
Forced Into Images Destiny Deacon and Virginia Fraser, 9 mins, Australia, 2001
Bliss Fiona Foley, 11 mins, Australia, 2006
Dust Ivan Sen, 25 mins, Australia, 1999
Gamu Mambu (Blood Song) Christian Thompson, 2:30 mins, Australia, 2010

Presented by City of Melbourne and Asialink


Sat 11 Feb 2012, 11am-6pm

Location   Studio 1
Admission   Free > Drop in any time
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