directors lounge monthly screenings
film reports from the deep south
Chris Henschke and Donna Kendrigan
Thursday, 29 Oct. 2009
Tonight, we will experience two very different aspects of Australian culture: Art meets science in the works of Chris Henschke and Donna Kendrigan, Australian artists from Melbourne. Donna recreated the first metereological cloud formation experiment in front of her camera. Chris inserted a lightbulb into the beams of a particle accelerator during his residency at the Australian Synchrotron, and documented the effects. The results of these experiments will be presented at the screening. However, Donna and Chris also have a very different interest. This will be shown in the second part of the night.
“Deep South” is a montage of shorts and features from the southern end of the Australian continent. A selection of degenerate yet distinctive moments in Australian film starting from 1906, paints an unashamedly unglamorous and unfamiliar portrait of Australia for the European audience – a new anti-touristic angle on Australia as opposed to the usual image of a fun and friendly holiday destination.
The artists are personally introducing the films and will be present for Q&A after the screening.
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