GreenUps, a monthly night that connects people across a range of sectors who share a passion for the environment and sustainability.
For our first Greenups of the year (and our last nomadic event before we take up residence in our new home) the lovely creatives / creative lovelies at the Artspace in Woolloomooloo are our hosts for a evening of ideas, art & film.
With a refreshing native cocktail in hand, care of the Trolley’d boys, come browse the latest Artspace commissioned work Dämmerschlaf by Artspace artists in residence; Nick Dorey, Mikala Dwyer and Clare Milledge.
From 6:30pm meet the artists and curator of Dämmerschlaf, hear about their work, how the environment informs their practice, and what sustainability in the arts means to them.
Then at 7:30pm we are excited to be screening the documentary film, Containment (2015). Directed by Peter Galison and Robb Moss, Containment was filmed in weapons plants, at Fukushima and deep underground where a hundred million gallons of radioactive sludge remains from the Cold War. Governments around the world, desperate to protect future generations, have begun imagining society 10,000 years from now in order to create a universal warning system that will speak across time. Containment weaves between an uneasy present and an imaginative, troubled far future, exploring the idea that over millennia, nothing stays put.
Exhibition: Dämmerschlaf is Artspace’s first exhibition of 2016, featuring new, site-specific work commissioned from three of the inaugural Artspace One Year Studio Artists: Nick Dorey, Mikala Dwyer and Clare Milledge. The German word Dämmerschlaf is the etymological root for the English ‘twilight sleep’, which describes a state induced by a combination of analgesia (pain relief) and amnesia to combat the pain — or the memory of pain . The exhibition highlights the states of consciousness that can be explored through creative practice, as well as ideas around the supernatural, the occult, alternate spiritualities and ways of perceiving reality, as well as the physical and conceptual thresholds between the studio and the gallery. Throughout January the artists transplanted their working environments from upstairs to down, developing the exhibition in-situ. This life cycle will extend throughout the exhibition period, with the artists continuing to make work in a designated space within the gallery, which will in turn evolve over time.
Containment (2015) screening. (film commences at 7:30pm) - Can we contain some of the deadliest, most long-lasting substances ever produced? Left over from the Cold War are a hundred million gallons of radioactive sludge, covering vast radioactive lands. Governments around the world, desperate to protect future generations, have begun imagining society 10,000 years from now in order to create monuments that will speak across the time. Part observational essay filmed in weapons plants, Fukushima and deep underground—and part graphic novel—Containment weaves between an uneasy present and an imaginative, troubled far future, exploring the idea that over millennia, nothing stays put.
Trolley'd - Trolley'd is Sydney’s first bar embracing the qualities of sustainability, native and organic ingredients, and local produce. All Trolley’d cocktails use organic ingredients sourced from local farms, as well as native Australian ingredients, some that are foraged by the Trolley'd team. The Trolley’d boys, Christopher Thomas and Byron Woolfrey are hospitality aficionados with a passion for mixology, classic vibes and the essential ingredients to a great party.
Artspace - Artspace is Australia’s leading interdisciplinary space for the creation and presentation of contemporary art. Through exhibitions, performances, artist residencies, and public programs, Artspace is where artists of all generations test new ideas and shape public conversation. Committed to experimentation, collaboration and advocacy, Artspace’s mission is to enhance our culture through a deeper engagement with contemporary art.
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