This screening is in conjunction with the exhibition Just Not Australian curated by Artspace showing at Watt Space Gallery.
Part political satire, eco-horror and road movie, TERROR NULLIUS is a political revenge fable that offers an unwriting of Australian national mythologies. Binding together a documentary impulse with the bent plotlines of Australian film texts, Soda Jerk’s revisionist history opens a wilful narrative space where cinema fictions and historical facts permeate each other in new ways. The apocalyptic desert camps of Mad Max 2 become the site of refugee detention, flesh-eating sheep are recast as anti-colonial insurgents and a feminist motorcycle gang goes vigilante on Mel Gibson.
NUspace Theatre, University of Newcastle
Ground Floor, Cnr Hunter and Auckland Streets
ARTISTS & COLLABORATORS
Soda Jerk is a duo who are fundamentally interested in the politics of images: how they circulate, whom they benefit and how they can be undone. They work with sample-based video at the intersection of rogue documentary film and speculative fiction.
Soda Jerk, TERROR NULLIUS, (video still), 2018, HD video, 54 mins. Commissioned by the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne. Courtesy the artists.
Soda Jerk, TERROR NULLIUS, 2018, HD video, 54 mins. Commissioned by the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne. Courtesy the artists.