The Colony - Dare to stop us

Opening 1.30pm Sunday August 4th 2019 South Coast Regional Arts Centre in Goolwa

Suspended in a surreal, timeless now, a Colony cargo unit has been dispatched to claim this space.

Welcome to The Colony Showroom: Winner takes all. Just follow the arrows of progress offering comfort, convenience and MORE. Enjoy the kaleidoscope of culture, absurd technology, jingles, top colonizing tips and toys. Be dazzled by our catchy supremacist rules, songs of denial, and promise of subliminal invasion. Marvel as the relentless machinery of The Colony hijacks our stories and values.

Resistance seems futile against the bureaucratic might and seduction of supremacy. Can we escape? What would it take to disrupt the colonizers? Where do they hide?

 Over time a Ngarrindjeri live-art painting of resistance will creep over the grey cargo, mapping out a different future. From a makeshift tent a Ngarrindjeri man demands Treaty: “Are you still listening? We need to come to terms with our shared history.”

Dare to stop us. The rules are rigged. How do we play a different game? How do we want to share our limited time on this planet?

The Colony 2019

The Colony 2019

The Colony is an experimental, collaborative installation, including projections, sculptures, drawings, paintings, philosophical memes, satirical poetry and tactical art.

When: SALA 2019 - Aug 1 – Sep 1 2019

Artist floor talk at 1.30pm Sunday August 4th

Opening at 2pm with Welcome to Country by Clyde Rigney Jnr

Join us for drinks afterwards

Where: South Coast Regional Arts Centre

Old Police Station, Goolwa Terrace, Goolwa SA 5214

A Change Media initiative

CURATED BY:

Jen Lyons-Reid

Carl Kuddell

‘Excuse Purifer’, Jen Lyons-Reid, Carl Kuddell, Felix Weber, kinetic multi-channel installation, 2019

‘Excuse Purifer’, Jen Lyons-Reid, Carl Kuddell, Felix Weber, kinetic multi-channel installation, 2019


ARTISTS:

Clyde Rigney Jnr

Cedric Varcoe

Damien Shen

Emilija Kasumovic

Jelena Vujnovic

Catherine Olsson

Nadia Vernari

Ngarrindjeri Media Team

Johanis Lyons-Reid

Felix Weber

Jen Lyons-Reid

Carl Kuddell

Works by Emilijia Kasumovic (left) and Jelena Voijnuvic (middle background), The Colony, 2019

Works by Emilijia Kasumovic (left) and Jelena Voijnuvic (middle background), The Colony, 2019

Background:

The Colony is a ‘What Privilege?’ work in progress, a cross-cultural exploration of power and privilege in arts and culture.

‘What Privilege?’ is a national Change Media initiative with a range of diverse community partners, to explore how we can creatively notice, disrupt and reframe colonizing mindsets and behaviours that maintain privilege and reinforce oppression.

‘Settlement’, Jen Lyons-Reid, Carl Kuddell, Ferlix Weber, barbwire on metal, 2019

‘Settlement’, Jen Lyons-Reid, Carl Kuddell, Ferlix Weber, barbwire on metal, 2019


This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the

Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, and by the South Australian Government through Arts SA.