Channels and FACT present ‘Night meets day: A discussion of memory’
Fri 6 Nov 2015, 6.30pm
Shona Illingworth, ’Lesions in the Landscape’, 2015, digital still
What makes us Australian in 2015, individually and collectively? And how are our diverse selves represented in art, design and stories? Take a seat on the grassy knolls at MPavilion and find the answers—via a panel discussion courtesy of video arts festival Channels and the UK’s Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (FACT). A satellite event of the Human Futures Forum—an international “symposium on place” hosted by FACT at their headquarters in Liverpool—this early evening talk is all about memory, time, space and contemporary identity.
Author and academic Dr Tony Birch, Dr Sara Wills (who teaches Australian migration issues, and who holds a particular interest in migrant memory), artist Steven Rhall (whose interdisciplinary practice responds to cultural landscapes) and artist Siying Zhou (who focuses on subjects such as nomad tradition, religion and globalisation) will peer through the lenses of Australian visual culture, migrant history and storytelling to explore their roles in forming our modern-day Australian psyche. Pack a picnic dinner and join in the global conversation.