Art is a time machine | Symposia Series
NGV International, St Kilda Road, Melbourne

A series of free artist’s talks at the NGV kicks off the conversation about: working between the virtual and the grounded; contemporary intercultural collaboration; walking together as creative practice; and art as material philosophy, all in the context of global contemporaneity.
The Art as a time machine Symposia Series is organised in collaboration with our major education partner La Trobe University.

Symposium #1

Blurring the boundaries of space/time
Mishka Henner (UK / France)
Thursday 9 April 2015  |  6.00 – 8.00pm
Provocateurs: Helen Hughes, Editor Discipline magazine & Dr Kristian Häggblom, La Trobe University

Symposium #2

Unmapping the End of the World
Yhonnie Scarce (Kokatha/Nunkunu) & Jonathan Kimberley (Australia)

Thursday 21 May 2015  |  6.00 – 8.00pm
Provocateur: Dr Ian Mclean

Symposium #3

Walking Slowly Downhill
Domenico de Clario (Italy/Aus) & Steven Rhall (Taungurung)

Wednesday 26 August 2015  |  6.00 – 8.00pm
Provocateur: Andrew Stephens, The Age Newspaper

Symposium #4

Sasha Huber (Switzerland) & Petri Saarikko (Finland)
15 September 2015  |  6.00 – 8.00pm
Provocateur: Esther Anatolitis, Director Regional Arts Victoria


Art is a time machine | Symposia Series
Mildura Palimpsest Biennale #10

Wiimbia Mayii Kulpa Larna
Bush Symposium at Mungo National Park
Speakers: Elders and Artists
Friday 2 October 2015  |  12.00 – 4.00pm
Mungo National Park

Symposium at La Trobe University, Mildura
Speakers: Amelia Barikin: Sound Fossils and Speaking Stones:
Being after Time;
Ricky Mitchell, Daniel Browning, Bill Balaskas

Sunday 4 October 2015  |  10.00am – 1.00pm
La Trobe University, Benetook Avenue, Mildura

Mishka Henner, Coronado Feeders, Dalhart, Texas (2013)

blurring the boundaries of space / time

Symposium #1
Mishka Henner (UK / France)
Thursday 9 April 2015  |  6.00 – 8.00pm
Provocateurs: Helen Hughes, Editor Discipline magazine & Dr Kristian Häggblom, La Trobe University

Mishka Henner has described the world as a “single photograph of infinite detail” and the earth’s terrain as “a map of the social brain.” (The Landscape in Contemporary Photography, From the Sublime to the Ridiculous, Tate Modern, Nov 2014)

Henner’s work is hailed as being at the frontier of internet based art and as such has thrown up a great deal of controversy from many different sources. His project is best understood as a synthesis of a number of established genres, combined and re-purposed to deal with the digital image landscape of the internet (in this instance, Henner uses the term landscape very literally).

Mishka Henner will speak on his current work, with reference to his participation in the forthcoming Mildura Palimpsest Biennale international project titled, Unmapping the End of the World.

Unmapping the End of the World invites 16 senior and emerging artists from many nations across Australia and Internationally to participate in this durational project which commences on 13 April 2015 at Willandra Lakes Region World Heritage Area / Mungo National Park, Australia. The artists then journey together to the Kumano Kodo World Heritage Walk in Japan and the Valcamonica Rock Art World Heritage Site in Italy. The project culminates in a major collaborative installation and the Opening Event of Mildura Palimpsest Biennale #10, at Mildura Arts Centre, 2 October 2015.

(Further details will be announced at the symposium)