The Parallel Effect are thrilled to present a very special in-person screening of their seminal work, Vigil for the Smooth Handfish.
Featuring 27 unique contributions from individuals and communities across the globe including scholar, environmental activist and food sovereignty advocate, Dr Vandana Shiva; Aboriginal Australian writer and scholar, Bruce Pascoe; Palestinian artist and conservationist, Vivien Sansour and Canadian cellist Zöe Keating, Vigil for the Smooth Handfish provides an opportunity to contemplate the roles of ritual, grief, art and love, at a time of profound crises.
The Vigil will be followed by a live conversation facilitated by the Vigil's Artistic Director, Daz Chandler with: Afghan Australian scholar and Chair and Co-Founder of the Hunar Symposia exploring art through conflict, Dr Bilquis Ghani; Writer and environmental advocate and campaigner, Georgina Woods ; and researcher, artist and musician, Can Yalçinkaya.
New artworks inspired by Vigil for the Smooth Handfish created by award-winning graphic novelist, Safdar Ahmed, will also be on display for the very first time.
Light vegan finger food and refreshments will be provided for all attendees.
Please visit handfishvigil.com for more information.
The Parallel Effect acknowledges and pays respect to the past, present and emerging Traditional Custodians and Elders of all nations and the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of all First Nations peoples. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that this event contains the names and footage of people now passed and resting in the Dreaming.
This event is supported by Nature Feelz Symposium.
Vigil for the Smooth Handfish is captioned and transcripts are available upon request.
The venue is wheelchair accessible.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss your access needs, please contact The Parallel Effect via firstname.lastname@example.org
The post-Vigil conversation will be hosted live at the venue. It will be recorded, transcribed and shared online afterwards. AUSLAN interpretation TBC