The second film program associated with Rachel O’Reilly’s ‘The Gas Imaginary’ project introduces experiments in filming damages of and resistances to mining.
During the peak of workers’ protests against coal mine closures in Thatcher’s UK, British artist Sandra Lahaire, a student of philosopher Jacqueline Rose, shot Uranium Hex in Ontario Canada at the Elliot Lake Uranium mine. The artist’s body fully injests the toxic site, showing sympathies not just for workers, but for the women, children and ecologies of the Ojobbway Nation lands, rendered a ‘national sacrifice zone’ by the state of Canada.
‘Three (or more) Ecologies: A feminist Articulation of Eco-intersectionality – part 1: For the World to Live, Patriarchy Must Die’ is a new work by Berlin-based artist Angela Anderson. Speaking about violence against women and the earth with the philosopher Silvia Federici, the film connects the struggles of indigenous leaders from the Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota against fracking with the radical polyethnic Kurdish women’s movement of Rojava, to address a common present.
The screening will end with the documentary by SEED mob, Water is Life, addressing the pending fracking of the Northern Territory.
Presented with the exhibition ‘Rachel O’Reilly: The Gas Imaginary’. Exhibition runs from 21 June to 7 September 2019.
Rachel O’Reilly is an artist-poet, critic, independent curator and researcher. Their work explores relationships between art and situated cultural practice, media philosophy and feminist political economy.
Event generously supported by Young Henrys and Freeman Vineyards.