Kick back and enjoy an evening of short futuristic films from across the globe, with the winner of the AnthropoScene flm competition to be decided by audience participation on the night.
The [Not] in My Backyard film festival features the eight finalists from the anthropoScene film competition. The winner will receive a $10,000 prize.
The Anthropocene epoch is a new geological period recognising that the Earth’s systems are now fundamentally determined by human activity. The competition is framed around the profoundly frightening yet somehow incredibly optimistic landscapes of the 21st century.
The festival kicks off with the live multimedia performance of ‘Kim Kardashian and the Dark Side of the Screen’. Speculative architect Liam Young will be joined by a fictional Kim Kardashian for spoken word and a rapid fire assault of film, animation and live sound mixing.
Liam and Kim will journey to the fictional City Everywhere, a place found between the real and the imagined and stitched together from fragments of distant landscapes, extreme mega cities and designed urban fictions.
Presented by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects in partnership with the National Museum of Australia and LA+ Interdisciplinary Journal of Landscape Architecture as pat of the 2016 International Festival of Landscape Architecture in Canberra.
18 + | Free | Bookings essential | Drinks and snacks on sale | BYO rugs and cushions
Note: This is an outdoor event and may be cancelled in the event of inclement weather
Image still from Approach to Mundi Mundi: Silverton Road/Mundi Mundi, 2007.
Courtesy Anna Schwartz Gallery.