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Blak Order

Came to this space,  A place on the Birrarung, With no respect, with no remorse, with no consideration for our lore’s you will recognise,…

Makeshift Gathering (2019)

Makeshift Gathering: Why Care About/For The Audience? Participation in Contemporary Performance by Bron Batten (host and curator), Amrita Hepi, Malcolm Whittaker Participatory performance challenges…

Street Plan: The Big Brainstorm

Emergency management in Australia has become more and more bureaucratic over the last 50 years. Are we more or less safe? Have we become…

Token Armies

When you enter an environment populated by varied lifeforms, animated machines and a set that itself seems to pulse and breathe, you know you’re…

MIFF Talks – What Is Virtual Reality Now?

The past five years have seen tremendous developments in virtual reality technologies, transforming a technological pipe dream into a lightweight headset that everyday consumers…

Common Ground

An extraordinary use of the VR medium, Common Ground explores South London’s notorious Aylesbury Estate, currently subject to a ground-breaking but controversial regeneration project….

Future Dreaming

Step into a digital Dreamtime envisioned by four young Aboriginal Australians. Drawing on the powerful traditional practice of mental visualisation in which past, present…

Portage

Portage is a two-year project by Jen Rae in collaboration with architectural designers Mittul Vahanvati and Munir Vahanvati (Giant Grass) and six intercultural master…

Not a drop to drink: Aqua nullius and global warming, securing First Nations water rights

Who owns water when it stops flowing? Who owns land when it’s underwater? Drought and flooding are twinned threats in the global climate crisis,…

The Future is Indigenous: Cultural change to survive a climate change world

Indigenous people are the world’s great survivors. In the face of land theft, climate change and genuine attempts to bring about extinction, Indigenous populations…