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ACMI presents

Terror Nullius


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20 Mar – 15 Jul 2018

Hitch a ride into the dark heart of Australia with Soda_Jerk's Terror Nullius, a blistering, badly behaved sample-based film that confronts the horror of our contemporary moment.

Equal parts political satire, eco-horror and road movie, Terror Nullius is a rogue remapping of national mythology, where a misogynistic remark is met with the sharp beak of a bird, feminist bike gangs rampage and bicentenary celebrations are ravaged by flesh-eating sheep.

By intricately remixing fragments of Australia's pop culture and film legacy, Terror Nullius interrogates the unstable entanglement of fiction that underpins this country's vexed sense of self.

Following the success of The Was, their 2016 collaboration with The Avalanches, Soda_Jerk return with a work that’s dark, hopeful, irreverent and urgent.

Terror Nullius is not suitable for children. Parental guidance is recommended. It contains adult themes, sexual content and strong violence.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander visitors are advised that Terror Nullius may contain images and voices of people who have died.

About the artists

Formed in Sydney in 2002, Soda_Jerk is a two-person art collective who work at the intersection of documentary and speculative fiction. They are fundamentally interested in the politics of images: how they circulate, whom they benefit, and how they can be undone. Their sample-based practice takes the form of films, video installations, cut-up texts and lecture performances. Based in New York since 2012, they have exhibited in museums, galleries, cinemas and torrent sites.

Event duration

55 mins

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