The Capitol x Prototype Conversations

“It’s deeply weird that the internet has made cats and radio famous, but not video art.”  – Lauren Carroll Harris, curator, Prototype

Date/time: Recurring on Tuesdays – 11, 18, 25 August 5pm AEST

 

Go beyond cat and corona-memes with The Capitol’s series of free, online conversations about video, art and the makings of both at a time when everyone is being sucked into the internet at high-speed.

Presented in collaboration with Prototype, these digital Q&As feature video artists from their Care Package series, a weekly newsletter delivering new, remixed, re-edited and under-seen works made by artists in lockdown, straight to your inbox.

On Tuesday 11 August Prototye curator Lauren Carroll Harris joins filmmaker Sari Braithwaite ([CENSORED]) to discuss Qiuzhuang (2020). Made remotely with filmmaker Katie Mitchell (Divided City) during lockdown, Qiuzhuang raises complex questions around art’s purpose or purposelessness, and the fine line that divides cultural cross-pollination and cultural colonisation.

On Tuesday 18 August artist Tiyan Baker will discuss her work Tarun (2020), which examines the reckoning of homecoming and belonging when Baker returns to her mother’s birthplace in Sarawak (colonised by the British and then Malaysia), to learn the Bidayuh language and understand the jungle culture that might have been her own.

The series wraps on Tuesday 25 August (artist to be announced).

Head to thecapitol.tv each Tuesday at 5pm AEST to tune in to a screening of the work followed by a half-hour conversation. The virtual floor will open up to viewer questions at the end. All welcome.

 

Thumbnail image: Tarun still courtesty of Tiyan Bakeron

Banner image: Qiuzhuang still - courtesy of the artists

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