Opening Night - Terror Nullius - with guests, Soda_Jerk
Buckle up for a truly radical, reimagining of Australia’s national mythology with Soda_Jerk’s Terror Nullius.
Setting the pace for SWIFF 2019, Terror Nullius is an electrifying, hilarious and deeply subversive mash up of Australian cinema and politics that presents as a collage film assembled from hundreds of excerpts from Australian movies and TV shows.
Created by highly political New York based art collective, Soda_Jerk, the film made headlines this year when the Ian Potter Cultural Trust withdrew its support for this “very controversial piece of art”. Self-described by the duo as “a political revenge fable which offers an un-writing of Australian national mythology”, Terror Nullius is pure fun; a part political satire and road movie where animals and minorities conspire, and not-so-nice white guys finish last. Where Russell Crowe’s Romper Stomper ‘Hando’ collides with a vengeful seagull, and Mel Gibson’s ‘Mad Max’ is set upon by feminist bike gangs, including a young Nicole Kidman with BMX in tow.
What's that Skippy? Soda_Jerk are among the most original and outspoken artists working today? We reckon you're right, Skip!
Doors open 6.30pm with film starting from 7.00pm. Drinks and canapes on arrival.
Join Soda_Jerk on the night for an introduction, then Q&A after the film.