Commissions

ACMI commission: TERROR NULLIUS

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About the work

In 2016, ACMI commissioned Soda_Jerk to make a new work, TERROR NULLIUS, which premiered at ACMI in March, 2018. 

Equal parts Australian Gothic, eco-horror, and road movie, TERROR NULLIUS is a rogue remapping of national mythology.

By intricately weaving together fragments of Australia's cultural history and film legacy, TERROR NULLIUS  points towards the unstable entanglement of fiction that underpins this country's vexed sense of self.

The work has been invited to screen in many galleries and festivals, including the  2018 Sydney Film Festival, dark mofo and Revelations Film Festival.

About the creators

Formed in Sydney in 2002, Soda_Jerk is a two-person art collective that approaches sampling as an alternate form of history-making.

Working at the intersection of documentary and speculative fiction, their archival practice has taken the form of video installations, cut-up texts, screensavers and live video essays.

Soda_Jerk has recently collaborated with Australian collectives The Avalanches and VNS Matrix, and have held solo exhibitions at Anthology Film Archives in New York, the National Museum for Women in the Arts in Washington DC, and Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin.

Their multi-channel video installations have also been staged at Pioneer Works, New York; Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff; Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane.

During 2017 their work has shown at SPACES, Cleveland; Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh and the Barbican, London.